This was interesting and I wondered if anyone else had this problem.

Writers In The Storm Blog

By Laura Drake

It seems I’m always confessing in my blogs. I’m not sure I want to know what that says about me, but I know wherever my mother is, she’s proud that she had some influence. But that is, as they say, ‘a different meeting.’

I suck at tracking time in my novels. You know — how much time passes between scenes, and the time span from the beginning to the end.  A year? A decade?

I just finished a huge revision for my ‘biker-chick’ book, Her Road Home, due out in August. I got busted by my editor. I kind of hoped she wouldn’t notice. She did.  Here are a few actual editorial comments:

  • How much time has passed since the last scene?
  • What month is it?
  • I’m a little unsure of how much later this scene takes place . . .

Good questions. My answer? “Damned…

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    • I’m not a bookkeepr or an accountant but I am a tax preparer and I have found Excel a wonderful tool for figuring monthly bills, daily word counts and things. Especially in a challenge like NaNoWriMo you set up a column for -1667 the expected word goal for the day and enter the word count from the day in the column before do a sum and there is the proof either you met, exceeded or missed the goal. You can see where you need to be the next day if you fell short by adding that many to the next day’s goals.

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