An Introduction to my Progress Bars

Dear Readers, fellow writers, drifters,

 

I have added progress bars that shows how far along each one of my novels are. I have done this for several reasons.

 

First of all, personally, I'm quite driven by numbers and statistics in my work, so I like to keep track of my progress to motivate myself. This however does not mean that I need to share these numbers with anyone, which leads me to the second reason why I have chosen to insert these progress bars on my site.

 

I like that readers will be able to get an idea of when the next book might come out and can follow my progress in more detail. Personally, I enjoy seeing how writers work and how fast they progress too. This allows for a glimpse into that process.

 

So let's break down the categories.

WRITING

Here I record the amount words I have written on any current writing projects. This number changes daily (as long as I remember to update this site), and may swing up and down, as chapters and scenes are thrown away and new ones written. At the end of this process, I will have my first draft.

EDIT 

I tend to work on a lot of different things at once when I edit, so I do between 4-5 edits before I hand the project over to my agent or editor.

PUBLISHER EDIT

AGENT EDIT

This is the edit my Publisher OR Agent gives me. The Publisher Edit it the last round where I can make significant changes. When these categories are at 0% it means that I have handed over my manuscript to my agent or publisher and that it is no longer in my hands.

READY FOR PRINT

A process I have little control over, but requires some quality testing. Typesetting falls into this category, as do other projects surrounding the book release, like writing and editing the blurb, bio, etc.

This means that the book is now out of my hands. I have finished my work on it.