As always, I’d like to begin this week’s progress report by thanking all of you awesome people who’ve followed, liked and/or commented on my blog!
Here are this week’s stats:
Word Count for Chapters Edited This Week: 8,386
Last Chapter of Fourth Draft Completed: 8
Chapters To Go (subject to change): 17
Days Until July 15th Goal Date: 51
As I have my mini-vacation this week, I not only edited through the weekend to keep up with my chapter-completion schedule, but I am also writing this blog on Monday. The next few weeks are likely going to be this way with my mom’s surgery and recovery, so bear with me.
With respect to the actual self-edit process, things are still going smoothly. To be honest, all I’m really doing at this point is trimming unnecessary and redundant words. I wanted to have 20,000+ words edited before I leave on Wednesday, and I’ve happily achieved this goal. I’m hoping this will mean that I’ve had a relaxing trip to visit with friends and see my favorite musician once again.
I’ve also finished the first half of the Up-Ending Tad series by Kora Knight. Book three, Sideline Submission, was just as spicy as the first two books, but with a moment at the end that made me throw my hands up. I’m still invested and want to continue this series to the end, but the ability to focus and read this week was understandably limited.
Goals For The Coming Week
In the coming week, I’d like to self-edit Chapters 9, 10, 11 and possibly 12. I also have a very special bonus blog post coming your way on Friday, June 1, that I’d like to edit. This special post is in addition to, not instead of, my normal weekly progress report. Because of all of the editing and extra writing, I’m not sure I’ll be able to read much again next week, but I will absolutely try!
Note To Self
Sometimes, you’re going to have to live life, even as you’re working on this book (and any other book to come). As long as you stick to your plan and try not to over-do it, you should be golden. Keep it up, Baisden.