I’m very satisfied with my progress on Manuscript: Charlie this week. One of PW’s cousins made a surprise trip into town, so we spent two evenings catching up with him, which was great.
Even with that little bit of time spent away from WoEM, I revised 34,500 words this week, shy of my goal of 40,000, but still nothing to be ashamed of.
Last weekend, I churned through 24,000 words, so it felt great reaching that goal. It’s now pretty clear that I can easily revise 30-35k words per week, and I’ll have to.
In order to complete this revision phase by February 28, I’ll need to average 4,800 words per day – over an hour of revising. That’s a pace of 33,600 per week, just under my pace for this week.
I’d like to get ahead of the curve a bit more, but we’re driving 3.5 hours to the family cabin tonight and returning Sunday in time for the Super Bowl…
I know I won’t have time to revise 24,000 words again, but I could probably manage 16,000. Obviously, that means I’ll need to not get distracted next week in order to hit 34,000 words.
Hopefully no cousins randomly come into town.
Last week, I wrote about my marketing plan for this year, particularly in the run-up to publishing my novel! My book cover design is now complete, and my illustrator is working on some promotional materials to help in my marketing efforts.
Once I have those materials, I can really begin my marketing plan. I’ll be sure to detail my strategies as I lay them out, rather than just theorizing them forever. There’s no turning back now!
Goals for 2/9:
- Revise 16,000 words this weekend, and another 18,000 before next Friday
- Start preparing marketing materials
- Wake up on time
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