Today’s Update – 19/4/2015

I had a very productive day today, I’ve added 4580 words to Project Apollo. I said added, and not written because about 1500 of those words were from an earlier draft. I have to go through some of those words that were copied over to the current draft to get it all lined up with the current draft. I don’t think it’ll take too much work, I think it’s just a case of sitting down when I’m fresh. This morning when I was looking at it I had already written 2400 words, so I think I was a little beat, having done that.

So, writing went well, but I got little else done. I spent much of the afternoon playing Football Manager 2015 instead of reading emails and writing blog posts. I know this game is a bit of a distraction but its not been as distracting as I thought it would be.

Back to writing though, I’m expecting a decent weeks work this coming week. I know I’m not on course to hit the 1st of June target, but I think I am catching up. 

Not Good Enough

Today my productivity level was not any where near acceptable. I got too easily distracted by Football on the TV and the game I brought last night, Football Manager 2015. I kinda knew this would happen today; new game so I needed to play it, but it didn’t consume my entire day. When I used to play earlier versions of this game I’d have played almost from waking till sleep on a Sunday, and although I played it a lot today I wasn’t on it all day.

To my lack of writing though; I got just over 400 words written but that did wrap up a chapter. It is a short chapter and that does worry me a little as something in my head is saying all chapters need to be a certain length. I don’t think that’s the case, I think as long as the chapter moves the story along then it really doesn’t matter if it’s three thousand words of even just three words, and it’s still the first draft. If we need to add details to the chapter then we can do so in the second draft. For now we just want to get a draft completed and with the amount of information we have worked out for this story I think the first draft will be a great starting point.

So, all in all not an especially good day. This week I’m going to work hard on getting that changed and getting back on track. I’ve got some catching up tp do if we’re going to hit either the 1st June target or the 1st July one.

Good Morning, Sunday

This week hasn’t been as productive as I’d have liked. In the sense that I havent written as much as I could have done. We have been busy at the dayjob and last night I brought Football Manager 2015, which is a game that will be a massive time suck for me but its the first time I’ve brought this latest vrsion of a game I used to love playing (at least five years). I am going to limit my time on it though. Writing is obviously a prioirty and I’m not going to let it distract me too much. I know that having just brought it I’ll be wanting to play it a fair bit but that won’t last long. That novelty will wear off and I’ll be able to limit how much I am playing it.

Back to the writing though. Owen and I FaceTime’d last night and we sorted out two of the major sticking points with Project Apollo that we were having trouble with and I’m eager to start implementing those changes. Thankfully neither of them are storylines or details that have been addressed yet.

I’m now working on the handwritten draft of Chapter 6 and I’ll hopefully have it done and off to Owen by the end of the week.

Now. I’m off to do some bits of housework and then its time to write.