Over the last three days, I’ve finished a long chapter on understanding the HR process, added a section on acknowledgements, and drafted most of a chapter on searching for government jobs.
Friday (Day 5) was 3865 words, Saturday was a light day for writing (918 words) but I did a bunch of research, and Sunday (Day 7) was back up to 3373 words. Call it 8156 over three days. My new combined total is 24,378 words, or about 34.8% of my 70K estimate for the guide.
Jacob added 500 words on Friday and took Saturday and Sunday off. This brings a total of 2137, or 24.2% of his revised 8800 words goal for the month.
Tonight was a bit of a tough slog for content, part of a very long chapter for the HR guide. I did about half of it. Understanding the HR Process…Overview…Understanding Merit…Step 1 Needs…Step 2 Advertising (including clearance, etc.) I managed to get 4481 words today. My new combined total is 16222, or about 23.2% of my 70K estimate for the guide. Jacob added 481 words to his fantasy novel, bringing his total to 1637, or 13.6% of his 12K goal for the month.
About 2.5h tonight of actual writing, but a few hours earlier of research and collation of bits to help me write later. Today I was on to chapter 3, understanding types of government jobs. Types of Jobs …Functional classification …Life beyond the three big categories …Departmental Roles I managed to get 4318 words today, which generally flowed pretty well. I’ll have to cut it down in editing, but it’s not bad as it is. My new combined total is 11741, or about 16.8% of my 70K estimate for the guide. Jacob added 277 words to his fantasy novel, bringing his …Continue reading →
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 …Continue reading →
As I mentioned in a previous post (#MoreJoy – Day 31 of 31 – NaNoWriMo), I had a number of “works in progress” for consideration as my WIP this November. Ultimately, I chose to commit to working on my HR Guide. I want it fully written, revamped, edited, and published by January 1st, so blasting through now isn’t a bad idea. I have written the intro multiple times. 2014, a revision in 2017, an earlier revision of the current version in 2020. And yet, I wasn’t happy with the flow. It was solid, a good draft. Certainly addressed the content …Continue reading →