It is hard to believe that it is already November. 2017 is rapidly approaching and we have reached that time of the year when real life starts to take over. I knew this would happen and allowed for it in my plan. It is time to reflect on my progress writing Bowrey’s biography.
This afternoon, I completed the revisions of my East Indies chapters. What I originally expected to be just one chapter had turned into three with a total of over 16,500 words. Despite that, I have finished everything I planned to do this year. OK, it took a little longer than expected but that is why plans include contingency.
At the start of this year, I had written nothing. Now I have written more than 40,000 words. I have begun to understand my style and its faults. I have learned to review and revised what I have written. OK, I know I need to be more ruthless. I know I need to restructure what I have written. But I have come a long way. This time last year, I had no idea if I could do this. Now I know I can.
That is not all. When I started on this project, I had not planned to write a blog nor engage with social media. So far, I have avoided twitter and I am still very much a beginner on facebook and google+ – I seem to be sharing with just myself so they need more work. I have had a little more success with this blog and have some followers. Thank you very much for showing some interest.
WordPress have notified me that I will soon be able to have a domain name which will hopefully mean that I can make this a little more interesting. So, please continuing following me. I hope I can make it worthwhile.