Friday Fiction: Counting the Words To My Next Novel

A Life Before This One Extract

It's a busy month. We've agreed an offer on our house and so we will be packing up our home of twelve years and moving on

At times like this, I've got to be really careful about protecting some writing and publishing time for my own projects. So I've brought in this little tracker to help.

What I like about this word tracker, compared to others on the market, is that it acknowledges that very few people (read me!) can “consistently produce the same amount each day [so] Write Track adjusts the author's daily goals based on his/her personal schedule, allowing them to more accurately track progress and achieve success.”

It's designed by a techie, David S Gale, whose wife is a writer and it shows.

I'm 22,000 words into the book, with about another 30,000 to go. And during this busy time, the plan is produce 500 words a day, which should see this draft done by the end of May.

I'll post my progress, using the tracker embed, each week as a way of staying accountable to you. And I'll announce a launch date soon.

Next week, I'll post the opening… an introduction to our narrator, Rosy Cross.