Franco A. Alvarado

Serializing Getting Ahead of Schedule

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This week was probably the most productive I have had in a long time. I benefitted from a random day off that the CEO gave us on Friday. I worked on my novel through the weekend and started into Act 5 (of 5). It started getting fun again. One day I spent nine hours on the book.

Blue circle indicating that word count is at 46,593. Goal is 80,000.

It was interesting to see how I reacted to such intense work though. I had basically not taken a day off from it the whole week, even though I had a three day weekend. After one of the days I realized I needed a break because not only was I mentally fatigued, I knew I wouldn’t get anything worthwhile done if I was still working late into the night. At the end of one of the days I wasn’t sure which way I wanted the story to proceed. I stopped writing, knowing I needed to sleep.

Sleep is really key because when you are faced with a seemingly insurmountable issue, your brain can clear out all the junk you’ve been accumulating throughout the day. When I woke up the next day, I didn’t know exactly which way I wanted the plot to go, but my mind felt clearer and had less of the noise of trying to solve yesterday’s problem. So I was able to figure out a direction.

This week I also sent my smaller writing group the revised first 50 pages of my manuscript. Pretty excited since it is the first draft of the new version of this story.

Hopefully they can also help me think of an elevator pitch.

Updated table below.

Stats for Weeks 1-7
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

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