The Paranormalist’s WriMoProg Page

This is where you can check up on my writerly progress.
Feel free to offer praise, encouragement or a good scolding – as appropriate.

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To learn more about WriMoProg, click the above badge or go here.
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To return to the list of other participants in this Linky, click the frog-face thing.

WriMoProg Challenge Goals:

April 2014

wrimoprog 04/02/2014:  6 + 4 = 10/182
wrimoprog 04/03/2014:  8 + 7 = 15/184
wrimoprog 04/04/2014:  12 + 7 = 19/184

THIS MONTH’S GOAL:  104 (novels) + 78 (blog and other social media) = 182 (hours)

[X + Y = Z / total-hours goal, where X = writing/editing time, Y= other writerly tasks.]

SETTING THE GOAL FOR APRIL:

In April, I want to work in a zone somewhere between the all-out, reckless jibberish-generation of a typical November NaNo and the slow, careful writing I’ve been doing on my own lately.  (In essence, I want to get back to what I was doing last year, now that I’m not working outside the house and life has settled down a bit.)

I’m all set up at Camp NaNoWriMo. I want to end up with a quality draft of at least 1/3  (but possibly 1/2) of a manuscript done. That’s 20,000 – 50,000 words. (Right now I’m setting goal at 30. I may adjust.)

I’m using WriMoProg to manage my life beyond the project. I’ve carefully looked at my available time, and determined how many hours I can realistically devote to writing. The plan is to work Monday thru Saturday, an average of seven hours a day. (There is some variation day-to-day, and this total amount of time will be divided between the new novel, blogging and other writerly tasks.) I need to make the fiction writing non-negotiable, but I may flex down the other time if I have to to stay sane.

Checking my math:

  • 26 working days
  • 4hr per day on novel = 104
  • 3hr per day on blogging, etc = 78
  • 182 total / 7 hours a day
  • - Ayup, the math checks out.

And here’s some more interesting math:

  • 20,000 words / 104 hours = 192 wph
  • 30,000 words / 104 hours =289 wph
  • 40,000 words / 104 hours = 386 wph (I adjusted this to make some math, below, work out evenly.)
  • 50,000 words / 104 hours = 481 wph
  • 60,000 words / 104 hours = 577 wph

SO I can “earn” my word count in one of two ways:

  • I can count words (when I’m generating the text itself)
  • I can count hours (when I’m creating the outline / mapping the sections; defining characters, locations and such; and plotting.) For the purposes of fair tracking, I’ll assume an hour of this = 386 words … which means a pomodoro of structuring = 193 words.)

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MARCH RESULTS:

  •  wrimoprog 03/08/2014:  2 + 12 = 14/80
  • wrimoprog 03/10/2014:  5 + 18 = 23/80
  • wrimoprog 03/16/2014:  15 + 20 = 35/80
  • wrimoprog 03/16/2014:  15 + 20 = 35/80
  • wrimoprog 03/19/2014:  32 + 22 = 54/80
  • wrimoprog 03/27/2014:  41 + 30 = 71/80
  • wrimoprog 03/31/2014:  43 + 47 = 90/80

 

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The rest of the information on the page is mostly for my own use, but have a look if you like.

2014 General, Ongoing Goals:

The formula: X + Y = Z / total-hours goal 
when X = writing/editing time, Y = other writerly tasks.

Write & edit novels:

Lizzy:

  • write last 28 sections (quick, intense, culminating sections) THEN, between editing steps, revise and refine ending
  • editing #1 – the close-in writing (edit yesterday’s work, lightly, before moving on to today’s work)
  • editing #2 – the close-in edit (PC edit from start to finish, thinking of flow, pace, plot holes, etc. – emphasis on cutting & tightening)
  • editing #3 – the distance or hand edit (by me AND by volunteer readers – scribble all over printed manuscripts)
  • editing #4 – the consolidation edit (take into account all useful hand edits and type up a single clean copy)
  • editing #5 – the oral edit (read the damn thing aloud and catch typos, awkward phrasing, etc.)

The Hotel
The Hypnotist Clown
Bugaboo Road (inspired by my dad)

Maintain my social media sites:

Blog: (2-3 weekly ORIGINAL CONTENT posts) (Posts of 300 – 1000 words on the topics of being bipolar, writing horror and studying the paranormal.) Post regular features most weeks. (#NetNet, Body Preservation, FNPS, M&M Media.) Also maintain Writer’s Monthly Progress Challenge linky page. Cultivate influencers. Find potential readers who are interested in horror, dark pleasures and the paranormal.

  • WordPress
  • The Paranormalist Portal (mirror)

Short-form blogs: (1-2 daily posts) Quick snippets about paranormal / creepy events, short reviews, brief referrals and connections, evocative images, and links to blog posts.

  • Facebook – The Paranormalist
  • Facebook – The Renae Rude (mirror)
  • Tumblr – The Paranormalist (mirror)

Micro-blog: (1 – 10 daily updates, mostly via twitter and google+ AND / OR photos and links to pinterest, instagram, cheezburger, etc.)

  • Twitter
  • Google+ (mirror)
  • Pinterest – Renae Rude (develop into a significant platform plank)
  • Instagram
  • Paranormal LOLs

4 Comments on “The Paranormalist’s WriMoProg Page”

  1. teresa says:

    ooh, I like the monthly thing. I have to check it out.
    You are totally inspiring!!

  2. [...] Huge Thanks to Lauren and to our other participants, Renae at The Paranormalist, and Zen [...]

  3. [...] Huge Thanks to Lauren and to our other participants, Renae at The Paranormalist, and Zen [...]


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