As you can see from the picture, I’m playing with progress meters on the site. Part of this is for you loyal readers who have been asking where I’m at with the second book in this series. The other part is a small prod for moi to kick things into higher gear. I am not as happy with the progress as I would like to be, and any “anti-cat-vacuuming” tool that I can think of to sit in chair and put words in the word processor is a good thing.
Now some of you might think that this in and of itself IS cat vacuuming, but for me, “seeing” where I’m at rather than staring at a page of text every now and again is a good thing. It is also teaching me more than I ever wanted to learn about CSS and HTML, and this is NOT a good thing, but hey.
I’m an “admin” bigot from the IT arena going all the way back to the days when I taught myself visual basic and clipper/foxpro thinking I’d make a go of a programming career.
Yeah, that didn’t fly. 😀 Coding sucks. heh.
Anyway, while I am not as happy with the progress, I will admit that if I were running a race with G.R.R. Martin, I would have probably won it a couple of years ago.
Also, while I had the “bones” of book 2 going as far back as last June, I didn’t really buckle down until after Book 1: Princess was finally up and finished in print form on Createspace in early December of last year.
So, all things said and done, I guess I shouldn’t really be complaining. 70,000 words isn’t just a sneeze in the short story bucket.
Lastly, the target number you see of “145,000” is just a place holder at the moment. At a guess this word count may go as high as 200,000 in the first draft. BUT, based on the outline itself at this point, 145k is doable.
Now, off of this writing platform and back to scrivener.