I'm creating this thread to track the progress I make with a story I've just started writing. Hopefully this will aid my efforts to actually see the thing through despite my shocking lack of self-discipline. I'm setting a target of 5,000 words per week. The reasons for this are: I'm pretty busy; I want to thoroughly read and edit my work several times; I aim to incorporate a cipher/puzzle into every single page. The reason for the latter is that I love maths puzzles & codebreaking, and including some will ensure that even if my story is rubbish, I'll still end up with something profitable. The puzzles/ciphers will start off very easy indeed and get progressively more difficult. I aim to update this thread with my progress every Saturday.
Start: Sunday 14th January
Finish: Sunday 11th March
Total Word Count Target: 40,000
Saturday 20th January Update
No. Pages Written: 7
No. Ciphers Written: 3 out of 7
Total Word Count: ~5500 words.