Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Weekly Writing Progress & Other Business #23

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.

Hard to believe this is my 23rd update or, thought of another way, 23rd week I've been working away on The Alchemancer: Book 2. But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I'm just about there. Let's run through the usual.

The Hall of the Wood – 2nd Edition

Edits on this will be back by the end of the month. Not sure why I was thinking my editor was going to get everything back to me within a week of his having started editing. Anyway, this works out well cause I really would like the first draft of The Nullification Engine done before I switch over to reviewing edits on The Hall of the Wood.

Reminder: Anyone who signs up for my mailing list before the second edition comes out will get a free eBook copy. I use my mailing list for new novel notifications only, so no fear of sales pitches or other nonsense from me.

Blogging

This past week I blogged about:

Writing Progress – The Nullification Engine

I notice that as the week goes along and I get closer to my weekly word count goal of 5,000 words that I start to slow down. Once I'm over 5,000, my pace degenerates further and, in some cases, halts altogether. Take yesterday, for example. I was already over 6,000 for the week and just felt like taking a break before getting started again this morning. On one hand, the finish line is in sight. On the other, it's still far enough away that an all-nighter isn't going to finish this thing off. It goes back to slow and steady for me. It's worked for me so far.

So here's where I'm at and then I'm back to writing.

Date Current Word
Count
Words Written Words/Day Words
Remaining
% Complete
12/1/2012 0 0 0 137,885 0.00%
12/8/2012 20,019 20,019 3,337 117,866 14.52%
12/15/2012 24,425 4,406 734 113,460 17.71%
12/22/2012 30,027 5,602 934 107,858 21.78%
12/29/2012 32,059 2,032 339 105,826 23.25%
1/5/2013 34,757 2,698 450 103,128 25.21%
1/12/2013 38,923 4,166 694 98,962 28.23%
1/19/2013 44,503 5,580 930 93,382 32.28%
1/26/2013 49,628 5,125 854 88,257 35.99%
2/2/2013 52,073 2,445 408 85,812 37.77%
2/9/2013 56,503 4,430 738 81,382 40.98%
2/16/2013 62,161 5,658 943 75,724 45.08%
2/23/2013 68,213 6,052 1,009 69,672 49.47%
3/2/2013 74,552 6,339 1,057 63,333 54.07%
3/9/2013 77,757 3,205 534 60,128 56.39%
3/16/2013 84,859 7,102 1,184 53,026 61.54%
3/23/2013 88,321 3,462 577 49,564 64.05%
3/30/2013 90,459 2,138 356 47,426 65.60%
4/6/2013 95,984 5,525 921 41,901 69.61%
4/13/2013 103,119 7,135 1,189 34,766 74.79%
4/20/2013 109,196 6,077 1,013 28,689 79.19%
4/27/2013 116,797 7,601 1,267 21,088 84.71%
5/4/2013 121,121 4,324 721 16,764 87.84%
5/11/2013 128,802 7,681 1,280 9,083 93.41%
5/18/2013 134,918 6,116 1,019 2,967 97.85%

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Almost to 100%!

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