Progress Journal for Aramis Gothboi: Book One

Mog’s ongoing account of completing the first draft.

Total word count: 22,066


Fourteenth Post:


Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Well I only got another 1,538 words in today and I cut a chapter (why??? No it’s fine, it was just filler that got absorbed into another part of the book anyway), so that’s a thing. Obviously, I hoped to do more, I just didn’t have it in me. It took me three writing sessions to get that far and I didn’t start the day nearly as early as I’d planned. I attempted a fourth session half an hour ago at 11pm, which came to not a whole lot and it’s too late now to continue. Still, progress is progress and if I can manage to do another 1,500 words over the next few days, I’ll remain on schedule. With less than 9,000 words to go – I remain optimistic but will probably not hit 30K until Monday (which is still good).


Wednesday, 20 May 2020

It’s day 2 and I’ve got less than 8,000 words to go, so I’m on track.

433 words added tonight from work that was mostly putting meat on a skeletal dialogue-driven draft of a chapter to give it form. It’s not what I planned to do with this time, but I am actually tired after a day at work (what a surprise). I got home and had a nap before I started this, but then realised I needed to develop a little more backstory for the coming chapter, so I spent half an hour mulling that over and putting down some thoughts – not much, but it will at least give me a springboard for the next session.

The next two days will be similar in terms of output, but I’m happy with how its going. My characters have begun throwing me a few curveballs in their conversations once again – they’re as unpredictable as ever and it’s fantastic.


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