Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Weekly Progress Report - Writing and Editing and Running out of Time

So far, January has been a very productive month. I've edited nearly 550 pages for various editing jobs with an additional 115 for a friend. I've also written over 23,600 on my WIP - Two Princesses, One Prince, and a Dragon. I'm not sure where this story is going right now. I'm just winging it. I normally am a pantser but lately I had been plotting a little. This one is completely surprising me each time I open the document to add more words. I don't know how it'll work out or if it'll be any good but I'm having fun with it so I guess that's all that matters.

I've been writing like crazy recently because of a major deadline - baby #3 is due in less than 6 weeks. Crazy. I would love to be able to finish Two Princesses, One Prince, and a Dragon before he's born. With my own writing, I find it easier to go days in between editing and not having a problem picking up where I left off, but writing doesn't quite work the same way. So I'm writing like mad now so that I can edit and make perfect after he's born (and about two months old at least. Waking up every two hours to feed him and the resulting sleep deprivation will not make for anything becoming perfect!).

On the reading front, I'm reading Shatter Me. So far, I'm loving it!

How goes your writing? Your reading? Seen any good movies lately? What have you been up to?
Check out some other great progress reports this week:

http://www.writersally.blogspot.com/
http://jc-martin.com/fighterwriter/
http://waibelworld.blogspot.com
http://susanfieldswriter.blogspot.com
http://skmayhew.blogspot.com/p/tuesday-wip-status.html
http://margoberendsen.blogspot.com
http://www.sherryauger.blogspot.com
http://www.susanoloier.blogspot.com
http://carrieannebrownian.wordpress.com/
http://lynneawest.blogspot.com

16 comments:

Tonja said...

People say the third child doesn't add any extra work, like it's no big deal to have three compared to two. That is so untrue, for me at least, maybe because my first two were older when I had the last. Give yourself plenty of rest after the third. Congratulations on all your progress.

salarsenッ said...

You are a writing machine!! I love your progress. It's so encouraging. Thanks for sharing it and keeping with the progress reports!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I am in awe! Hope you finish in six weeks.

Jen Chandler said...

Hi Nicole! Alex pointed me your way and I'm so glad he did! Your blog is gorgeous. Congrats on Baby #3 and all the writing! WOW! You've got a lot to be proud of :D

Cheers,
Jen

Brinda said...

I sounds like you are very productive to me. Shatter Me is on my TBR list. Good luck on completing your writing before Baby #3. :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

I'm so envious of your word count. It would take me half the year to get that much out of me!

Good luck with finishing before your baby arrives.

Angela Brown said...

Writing countdown time. Sounds like you're making some great progress before your new precious arrives.

Keep up the excellent writing streak you got going.

David P. King said...

Great progress. And holy cow! 1000K members? When did that happen? Congrats! :)

RachelMaryBean said...

Congratulations on baby #3, and I wish you luck in as much done as possible before he arrives. (Sounds like you've already done a lot!) I had #4 almost four months ago and I'm just now getting back to being able to get anything done. (Ya' know, like sleep or shower.) ;)

M Pax said...

You've accomplished a lot, Nicole. Wishing you all the best on arrival #3. Lots of exciting things going on for you.

Cherie Reich said...

Good luck getting everything done! I have no doubt you'll be able to.

I just started reading A MILLIONS SUNS by Beth Revis. Now it's all I want to do.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congrats on your progress.
Good luck in finishing.

Yvonne.

kmckendry said...

I'm reading Elizabeth I by Margaret George. It's fantastic!

Good luck finishing before baby comes along!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wow...six weeks!

Great job on all you have accomplished! I saw you were published in the Vines emagazine. Congratulations. :)

Ciara said...

Wow, I'm not worthy. I hope you finish in six weeks. You go, girl.

jamieayres said...

Kuddos to you!!! I don't know if you are agented (I see "Nicole's Publishers" but that doesn't always =agent, right?), but I'm hosting a query contest w/ an agent interested especially in YA/MG, so check out my blog or please pass along the word if you know someone that'd be interested. ~Thanks & good luck