Scott Marlowe | Weekly Writing Progress & Other Business #14

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Weekly Writing Progress & Other Business #14

I'm writing the next book in The Alchemancer series. It's called The Nullification Engine and should be out soon. As a way to keep readers updated on my progress and also so I can gauge the same, each week I take a look at my current writing progress and report it here. Also, I discuss some other areas revolving around the business side of things.

I'm posting this a day early because I actually don't plan on being anywhere near a computer this weekend. Well, I will have my phone… and the iPad… but you get the idea. Knowing this, I tried to get as much writing in earlier in the week and last weekend as I could and I think it paid off as I wound up having my best week since I started these updates.

Let's not waste any more time. Let's get to it.

Maps

In case you missed it, the World of Uhl map has been revealed! I think it came out pretty good.

Other than that, I have only one more map left for Jared Blando to work up for me. That last map is of the city of Brighton, where most of our story takes place in this next book. I'm still working on the sketch for that one, but it's not really a rush since I won't reveal that map or the one of the Earldom of Kettering until The Nullification Engine is released. I'm probably 3-4 months away on that, I think.

Blogging

This past week I blogged about:

Writing Progress

I'll get right to the numbers. I'm over 60% complete with the first draft of The Nullification Engine, having written 7,102 words this past week. That's a new high for me so far and I clocked a nice 1,184 average words/day. Still a ways to go, but I'm getting there.

Date Current Word
Count
Words Written Words/Day Words
Remaining
% Complete
12/1/2012 0 0 0 140,000 0.00%
12/8/2012 20,019 20,019 3,337 119,981 14.30%
12/15/2012 24,425 4,406 734 115,575 17.45%
12/22/2012 30,027 5,602 934 109,973 21.45%
12/29/2012 32,059 2,032 339 107,941 22.90%
1/5/2013 34,757 2,698 450 105,243 24.83%
1/12/2013 38,923 4,166 694 101,077 27.80%
1/19/2013 44,503 5,580 930 95,497 31.79%
1/26/2013 49,628 5,125 854 90,372 35.45%
2/2/2013 52,073 2,445 408 87,927 37.20%
2/9/2013 56,503 4,430 738 83,497 40.36%
2/16/2013 62,161 5,658 943 77,839 44.40%
2/23/2013 68,213 6,052 1,009 71,787 48.72%
3/2/2013 74,552 6,339 1,057 65,448 53.25%
3/9/2013 77,757 3,205 534 62,243 55.54%
3/16/2013 84,859 7,102 1,184 55,141 60.61%

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I especially like the way this one trends upwards. :-)

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