I thought it might be effective to show the progress on this novel, mostly to illustrate how an hour a day of consistent work adds up:
I’m twelve days in and writing at a respectable but not astonishing pace. Not even two weeks and I’m already 20% into this 75,000 word novel (around 60 pages).
I’m on schedule to finish this one probably mid-March and with my proofread-as-you-go approach I won’t have any tedious rewriting left on it when the book is finished. I wish I’d started this rewriting approach sooner than halfway through the last novel. Hindsight is 20/20, I suppose.
By the way, this godsend of a technique is due in no small part to this article by Dean Wesley Smith. And a nod to Lawrence Block, who also does it this way.
And now I’m off to watch the new X-Files before bed. 🙂