Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Writing Update #3

It's Monday, so time for a writing progress update. As I indicated in my first writing progress update, I'm putting these out each week to hold myself accountable for editing progress on my current novel-in-progress.

Here's the chart of where I've been since I started these updates as well as where I'm at currently:

Current total page count dropped 2 pages from last week to 417 pages. I've edited 297 pages, up from 279 the previous week. That gets me to a completion percentage of 71.22% compared with last week's 66.59%. Can you tell I'm an engineer yet?

Bottom line is I think I'm making good progress. Not as well as I would like, but it's a constant battle against distraction, how much time to spend on blog posts, and actually having a little down-time every once in a while.

I think I see light at the end of the tunnel, at least on this first pass edit. More progress next week.

Comments (3) -

  • Writer Dad

    8/18/2008 10:06:03 AM | Reply

    I love how your posting your progress.  That accountability is important.  I promised myself one week ago today, that I would make some progress on my novel.  I didn't touch it once.  I'm sure if I had posted that I would, I would have been more inclined to make it happen.  Good job.

  • scottmarlowe

    8/18/2008 3:06:40 PM | Reply

    Gracias, my friend. That's really why I wanted to start doing it again--the accountability angle. Plus I really want to finish it...

  • Adrian Swift

    8/19/2008 10:42:05 AM | Reply

    Nice to see you're making steady progress.  Sometimes it's quick, sometimes it's slow, but as long as you keep at it, you'll get there, as you know.

    Keep up the good work!