The last week has been a wasteland of productivity with many other things intervening. School, appointments, ambulance rides. Yeah, not a great week.
Jacob checked in tonight on his book, Draconic Earth, finishing a chapter and starting a new one. Some of it is foreshadowing major pieces for his eventual conclusion. About 400 words in total.
Andrea is still working on her “cancer journey” story, suitable for future blogging installments but for now, she is writing without editing as she goes. About 2700 words in total.
I did a few blogs in the last week, but not much new writing. I also received some really great feedback from a beta reader on my updated HR guide, Chapter 2 (Understanding yourself), and it took a while to get everything incorporated, updated and saved. It’s mostly camera ready, I think at this point. 3475 “final” words added to the book, bringing the edited total to 7962. That’s a little under 10%, I think. But I’m happy with the progress considering everything else going on in the last week.
We’ve all had other stuff going on the last few days, so our word count was a bit lower in there. Tonight we re-engaged, with different pieces: a. Andrea is working on a blog about her cancer experience over the last while, which will eventually show up on my blog here somewhere, probably a series of shorter posts in the end. But she added 3700 words tonight. b. Jacob struggled a bit, which isn’t surprising, but he managed 170 words. He’s been tired the last few nights and had some challenges with his computer earlier this week. Funny story in …Continue reading →
Over the last two days, Andrea has kept making progress on her TM speech, although it is more in finalizing and trimming mode at this point, I think. Jacob keeps typing away, he’s up to almost 7000 words overall on his novel, chalking up another 300 words today. And I finally finished my HR guidance for Health Canada employees from the Young Professionals Network presentation I did. And answering all the various questions and sub-questions? Well, 18,750 words later, I’m done. That was way more work than I expected when I started. But I know that my answers are way …Continue reading →
Tonight, Andrea added another 450 words to her ToastMasters speech. Jacob hit a groove and was closer to 500 words (double his normal output) on his book — which he has agreed I can say has a work-in-progress title of “Draconic Earth” (which I love by the way). I continued to work on the blog post of the Q&A at Health Canada, polishing the first 4K words that I had already written, and adding another 2500 or so. I haven’t gone back to my main HR guide as I’m trying to get the blog done and I’m hoping my beta …Continue reading →
Andrea did some work for school council and ToastMasters (add in another 1500 words) and Jacob did more work on his novel (another 288 tonight). I went sideways on my writing project. I did a presentation at Health Canada earlier this week, and there were a LOT of questions in the Q&A that I didn’t even get to live. So I offered to write a blog post where I answer all the questions. Tonight for day 3, I wrote almost 4000 words for the questions, and I don’t even think I’m a third of the way through all the questions. …Continue reading →