Saturday, August 01, 2020


I wrote 13 pages again today. Thought it was 14, but then I did the math in my head again. I have a wall calendar on which I write down my day's pages, keeping a running total for the current book and also for the month. I've been doing that for at least 40 years. After our house burned down in 2008, I tried to stop keeping track of my pages that closely and also tried to stop keeping a list of every book that I read. I found that I just missed that structure and routine too much and went back to it very quickly.


Scott D. Parker said...

Wall calendar. That's a great, visual way to see and track progress. I use a spreadsheet and track only words, but I am definitely going to try the calendar method when I start the next book.

Side question: when you count pages, are they still in digital format or do you print them off each day and add to the manuscript stack, slowly watching it grow as the story grows?

James Reasoner said...

Strictly digital. I don't remember the last time I printed out a manuscript. Must've been in the Nineties.