Creating writers’ resources and news articles for this website works well for me because it’s educational. Writing about re-writing made me think about book number two (Two Slices of Carrot Cake) and its progression. It’s at first draft stage and I know it’s too full of extraneous detail and exposition.
There are chapters that are self-indulgent, chapters that do not move the story on and pieces that I have used to add in some anecdote that doesn’t belong, but just because I liked it.
So… time to start on the re-write.
Writing about how to do a re-write also made me think about book number three, currently in progression. When I’ve been writing this one, I have felt myself wandering and going off on tangents and the chairperson in my head snaps to attention. “Is this relevant? Back to the point please!”
Anyway, because I like stats and figures I thought I’d tot up my approximate weekly word count
- Book number three - 5,300 words
- Rewrite of book number two - 600 words
- Paid work – 7,900 words for clients
- CBP website words – 1,500
- Total – 15,200 (approx.).
What’s your weekly word count this week?
Massive disclaimer: saying that I have written two books and am in the process of writing a third might make me sound impressive. Bear in mind that I might have written them, I might even have published one of them – but are they any good? Copies sold? Ah, a different matter entirely…