Franco A. Alvarado

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After last week’s very productive writing sessions, I took more breaks as I wound down to the final chapters of the book. I still only missed two days of writing though, but I definitely needed those days to just not think about the book.

Green circle indicating that word count target of 80,000 words has been surpassed at  85,601.

I will be releasing the rest of my book for feedback at a steady pace to my alpha readers. I will not inundate them with the amount of pages I actually ended up finishing week to week.

The quality of the last few chapters is suspect. I am OK with this. Due to the fact that I brought in material from previous versions and had to smooth those out and the fact that I was also in completely uncharted territory, the story being uneven here is to be expected.

In two weeks I’ll be getting feedback on my second draft of the first 50 pages from my writing group.

Final Stats for Draft 1
Release Date Hours per Week Words Added
3/30 3:20 12,645
4/6 8:33 774
4/13 10:21 25,764
4/20, blaze it 6:50 2,406
4/27 3:45 3,361
5/4 4:32 7,432
5/11 17:13 12,332
5/18 26:29 10,639
5/25 7:02 13,480
3/23-5/25 88:09 88,833 written / 85,601 final

(The ratio of old previous version material to new is probably about 20% to 80%, but I did not keep track of that.)

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