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Progress Update – Halfway There!

A Book's Progress 3It’s been a busy two weeks! As you know, my goal was to write 20K in those two weeks, to reach the midpoint before my parents come to visit on Sunday. Did I manage that? Well, not quite. Well…

I did reach the midpoint in the draft, but I didn’t reach the midpoint as far as the word count is concerned. Then again, I feel like I have more left to write than I’ve written already, so I’m fairly sure I’m still on track 🙂 When I set my total word count goal it was mainly to have the progress bar in Scrivener slowly turn from red to orange to yellow to green, but since I don’t know how many words I’ll actually end up having… You all know how it is 🙂

Anyway! This week, I’ve written 6,398 words – which still isn’t too shabby and not that far off my goal of 8K. This brings the current total to…

43,399

The main reason it didn’t go as smoothly this week is that I don’t have the second half of this draft as planned out as I had the first. Now things are slowly falling into place, and I’ll take some time next week to think about where things are going, and whether I’m happy with the direction it’s currently taking.

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My Sellybean helped me write on Wednesday.

I have a lot of people and places to name!! I’ll get on that next week, too 🙂 Once I’ve done that, I’ll be able to fill in my sketch of the world map a little more, too, so I might have an updated version of that soon 😉

Since I’ll be preoccupied next week with entertaining my parents, there won’t be a Progress Update on Friday. All other posts have been scheduled, but I don’t know how much time I’ll have to pop in and reply to your comments. I’ll try to stay caught up on your blogs so I don’t have as much catching up to do when I get back.

There are a couple of things to look out for next week. The first one being a big visual make-over to Cookie Break! My little blog has had the same look ever since I first started it over a year ago, and while I’ve done some smaller bits I feel that it’s time for a change. I’ve got a few things in mind and will hopefully find a moment to play around with that next week. Probably while my parents weep over the state of my garden and start weeding with or without my permission (which they totally have – someone should do it, and for some reason they enjoy it)

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Treated myself to some books on Tuesday <3 There goes the whole no-more-books-until-I’ve-read-the-ones-I-already-have! thing

The second one is kinda huge, and it’ll be announced on Tuesday 😉 I’m really excited to finally share it with you, so please pop in if you get a chance ^-^

Have a lovely weekend, everyone! 🙂

~Sarina

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7 Comments

  1. Looking forward to the new look and the huge announcement! 🙂

  2. I see the pictures now 😉 And what great book choices! I recently bought Jemisin’s book and I have to jump into it soon!
    Congrats again on your amazing achievement with your word count and progress! You inspire my dear with all of it 🙂
    I’ll be keeping my eyes open on Tuesday for the big announcement. Also looking forward to seeing the changes you bring to the blog!
    Have a great week with your family 🙂

    • What a coincidence! I can’t wait to read it, I might make it my next read 🙂
      Thank you! It’s not quite as much as I hoped for, but I did have a house to tidy, too 😛

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