Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
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Writing progress -- novel in 90

Words written: a very feeble 159
Time spent rewriting Chapter 6: A few minutes snatched during my lunch break.
People killed: 0
Mean things done to characters: I made Mark cry.


Not a good day writingwise, though I did successfully retrieve my mobile HD from the school en route to work.

I have also sussed out the new pattern to my week. The problem with being a teacher of adults is that each term has a totally different timetable. Just as you get used to one pattern of work/writing/leisure, along comes a completely different one. So this was the first week on the spring term timetable. I've lost my mornings, but only have to teach one evening. I'm not sure whether this is better or worse, but I might end up the week less exhausted and that can only be good.

However, this term it seems that Wednesdays (teaching AM, PM and eve) and Fridays are going to have to be my non-writing days. Any words at all produced on those days will be a bonus. So, my strategy for forward progress will be to write like mad at the weekend and build up a surplus to tide me over the difficult days.

I did manage to get in some thinking time on the way to work though and I'm pleased to report that Mark is finally taking an interest in the middle of his novel. He's come up with a really good suggestion for trying to predict the movements of the enemy.
Tags: a necessary evil, novel_in_90, writing progress
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