Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Weekly Writing Progress & Other Business #20

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.

This is going to be the shortest writing update yet. Not much is going on, really, except for lots and lots of writing, and I'm out of here this weekend on a short vacation to celebrate my wife and I's 12th anniversary.

Writing Progress – The Nullification Engine

Very good week, even though it was a short one. Best weekly total yet at 7,601 words. Not much else to say. I'm about 3 1/2 chapters from finishing this first draft. At my current pace, I expect to be done within a month. Then the editing begins!

The only potential wrench I see in this plan is that I'll need to do some work on the second edition of The Hall of the Wood which I plan to release also in a month or so. It's good to have multiple projects in the cooker, though.

Here's the word breakdown:

Date Current Word
Count
Words Written Words/Day Words
Remaining
% Complete
12/1/2012 0 0 0 140,530 0.00%
12/8/2012 20,019 20,019 3,337 120,511 14.25%
12/15/2012 24,425 4,406 734 116,105 17.38%
12/22/2012 30,027 5,602 934 110,503 21.37%
12/29/2012 32,059 2,032 339 108,471 22.81%
1/5/2013 34,757 2,698 450 105,773 24.73%
1/12/2013 38,923 4,166 694 101,607 27.70%
1/19/2013 44,503 5,580 930 96,027 31.67%
1/26/2013 49,628 5,125 854 90,902 35.31%
2/2/2013 52,073 2,445 408 88,457 37.05%
2/9/2013 56,503 4,430 738 84,027 40.21%
2/16/2013 62,161 5,658 943 78,369 44.23%
2/23/2013 68,213 6,052 1,009 72,317 48.54%
3/2/2013 74,552 6,339 1,057 65,978 53.05%
3/9/2013 77,757 3,205 534 62,773 55.33%
3/16/2013 84,859 7,102 1,184 55,671 60.38%
3/23/2013 88,321 3,462 577 52,209 62.85%
3/30/2013 90,459 2,138 356 50,071 64.37%
4/6/2013 95,984 5,525 921 44,546 68.30%
4/13/2013 103,119 7,135 1,189 37,411 73.38%
4/20/2013 109,196 6,077 1,013 31,334 77.70%
4/27/2013 116,797 7,601 1,267 23,733 83.11%

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