I was so happy with my progress on day one. 5500 words, I noted. It seemed high, but I didn’t really question it. I do write fast, it’s non-fiction, and I’m working from a solid draft even though it’s pretty much a complete rewrite of the earlier version. I’m not keeping much at all.
And today, I worked about the same amount of time, but had 2000 fewer words. Wait a minute…oh, I see what I did. I wrote down 5500 instead of 3500 yesterday. It’s actually 3536 and I just duplicated the 5. Oops. Well, okay.
Today I was on to chapter 2, knowing yourself.
2. Know yourself
…WFH changes to work environment
I managed to get 3887 words today, which was 11 for a title page, 84 for a copyright page, 26 for a dedication, 738 for an executive summary of the “welcome” chapter, and 3028 for Chapter 2 on “knowing yourself”. I kind of like the way that worked tonight. I took Chapter 1 from yesterday, duplicated it and reduced it down to 700 words for an executive summary version, and then worked on Chapter 2. While my goal is to get the ExecSumms down to about 300 words or so, I’ll leave Chapter 1’s summary long for now and edit at the end of the month. Tomorrow, I’ll summarize Chapter 2 to about 300 and then move on to Chapter 3, types of jobs in government.
My new total is 7423, or about 10.6% of my 70K estimate for the guide.
Jacob added 481 words to his fantasy novel, bringing his total to 879, or 7.3% of his 12K goal for the month.