Quick Book Update – 30,000 Words

I’ve checked in on coach.me 45 times and I’ve reached 30,000 words. That’s 45 days of stealing 15 minutes from somewhere to write. It’s going well, and my end goals have become clearer over the last week or so.

At the rate I am writing, I am aiming to have a completed first draft by my 120th check in. That means I’m about a third of the way through, and that pretty much ties in with where I feel I am in the story.

Given the odd day where I might not write (I’ve had a few ill days and one where I just didn’t manage it), that takes me to about the end of January.

At that point, I’ll shelve it for 4-6 weeks before I start the editing process. That will be some time in March I guess. I have no idea how long the first revision will take. I do have a lot of ‘TODOs’ in the text where I need to confirm things or look things up so I need to deal with those first and then revise. Next update at check-in 60.

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