i haven’t been doing daily updates on the progress meter, and i only just caught up on typing in the work from last week. so as of sunday, i had typed 15,241 words, which is almost 20% of my goal!
broken down in other increments, i wrote 36 hand-written pages, meaning each handwritten page equals roughly 425 typed words. it also means i’m averaging just over 5 hand-written pages/day, or a little more than 2000 words/day. i know it’s not the same thing, but i remember high school and getting the assignment for the 2000 word essay and thinking i would probably die before i finished that much, and i had months to write it, too.
the last measure is the number of chapters. i have broken the outline into 52 chapters, as of the start of the writing. i knew already that there would be some longer than others, obviously, and some might get merged into others, but for purposes of this little mental excercise, i’m keeping myself to the numbering of those chapters, even if they actually merge or break apart in the final draft. so, as of sunday, i had just begun chapter 10, of 52, putting me roughly on target with chapters as i am with word count. someone better at mathematics and statistics can explain whether or not that is an expected outcome, but for now i just think it’s kind of neat.
now, i already have 4 more pages from monday, which haven’t been added into any of this, and i will try to get more daily-focused. however, today is an exception, as i am helping my brother and his family move to massachussetts today, so there will be likely no writing. other than this, obviously. anyway, my goal is never to carry more than one day’s writing over, so I have 1 extra page from yesterday, meaning i need to write 5 pages on weds.
i’m really getting into this process!