Monday, December 15, 2008

Making progress

See that progress bar on the left?  I'm going to update it every Friday with my weekly word count total.  I do have a daily goal that I try to meet, but I know I won't update the code every day.  So every Friday it is.  Hey, just had an idea.  If anyone else wants to check in on Friday with their word counts, feel free in the comments section.  

In other thoughts . . .  This is the first book (Book 2) that I'm writing without a title.  Weird.  I always have the title when I began the rough draft.  But then, this is my first sequel, too, so maybe that's the difference.  Who knows.  It's also the first book I'm writing under contract with a deadline that is not my own.  THE BETTER PART OF DARKNESS was already written when I sold, but B2 was sold based on a short synopsis.  

Pressure = motivation.  :D   So say we all.

6 comments:

pseudosu said...

Deadlines suck, but are effective.
Did your original title for #1 stick?

Kelly Gay said...

Yes, my original title is staying! I'm so happy about this b/c the title fits the plot so perfectly and I just love it. :)

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hey Kelly! Cool idea about posting your progress. I'm looking forward to reading #1 in the series. ;)

Have a great day!

ken-G said...

what's your average daily limit for the workds ?? just thought should ask

Kelly Gay said...

Thanks Yolanda! :)

ken-G: I try for 2,500 words per day, which is about ten pages (give or take). For the first book, I did about a chapter per day (4-5,000) words, but that was life before baby . . .

LeeAnn Flowers said...

I usually have a working title, which rarely sticks. My book I'm selling now has gone through three title changes, although I'm rather happy with the most recent one. I think it finally fits the book.

The Better Part of Darkness is just a totally awesome title. Wish I'd thought of it. (pouts)

:)