Weekly Progress Report #29

I’ve been struggling to find time to write this last week. My normal routine for the last six months or so is to come home from work, relax for a bit, then eat dinner. After dinner, I sit down and write for an hour or two. As we get closer to summer, the daylight hours are increasing. Dinner time is getting later and later. This doesn’t give me much time to write after dinner. I am a creature of habit and loathe to change even when it is clearly not working. This week, I’m going to attempt to change things up and do my writing before dinner. We’ll see how it works out in the coming weeks.

My writing last week was up and down, mostly down. But I managed to knock one out of the park in writing my Sixer (Six Sentence Story). Arguably one of the best pieces of writing to date. I also attempted a reverse plot story that was not bad for trying a new writing style. Not sure if I’ll do it again, but who knows. I didn’t work on any of my projects this week. They are starting to pile up. Just to keep them straight in my head, I’m going to list them and update each week.

  • Finish first draft of Part 3 of My Cancer Journey
  • Rewrite short story Lump
  • Rewrite short story The Curse
  • Finish first draft of Part 2 of The Altered Wars
  • Setup Storylines page on this blog
  • Continue the Brandon Sanderson lectures

There may be more that I’ll add as I think I may be missing one or two but can’t remember right now. The Storylines page is to present the various continuing stories in one page to make them easy to find. Right now, I can think of four (The Curse, Harry Greun vignettes, Harmony Sixers and the Brandon Sanderson lectures). By setting them up now, it will make it easier to update later.

I’ve noticed a trend lately in that almost all of my titles are one to three words in length. Titles are important as they leave a clue as to what the reader is going to see. I think I need to work on creating effective titles.

Till next week, time and tide wait for no man.

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