Saturday, 22 February 2014

Editing 150,000 words in a week

. . .and not getting much else done!

This week has been an editing week. Not only did I do a penultimate copyedit for The River of Desperation, the sequel to A Fine Likeness, but I also had to check the page proofs for the second edition of Outlaw Tales of Missouri.

Those two books totaled 150,000 words so needless to say, I didn't get much new writing done this week. It happens.

This morning I cheered myself up by writing 1,100 words of Refugees from the Righteous Horde, the next Toxic World book after Radio Hope. It's good to get back into that book and I hope to do plenty more before heading to Tangier on Friday for a long weekend away from everything.

Oh, and I've added a sidebar to this blog so you can keep track of my various projects. The word counter I had during National Novel Writing Month really motivated me, so I figured I'd make a habit out of it.

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

2 comments:

Sioux said...

Sean--You've definitely been busy. Congratulations on keeping the momentum going.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've been writing about 750 words a day this week. I feel like a slug now. Way to go, Sean!

Looking for more from Sean McLachlan? He also hangs out on the Civil War Horror blog, where he focuses on Civil War and Wild West history.

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