November 2006 Archives

Rhymes with 'Flymo'

29 November 2006 | Permalink

There's a reason why I haven't posted anything this month, and it has to do with this graph.

I think I've figured out how to read it. As I understand it, the red indicates how much I should have written each day (but didn't) in order to meet a target of 50,000 words by the end of the month. The pale gray indicates the number of words that I should have written (and did). And the green singles out the rare occasions when I actually exceeded expectations. Something like that anyway. As you see, there's a disturbing amount of red on there.

In a final piece of last-ditch masochism, I've decided to put the graph up here so that the whole world can watch me fail to finish a novel in real time. Now, back to the jungles of somewhere that might be (but isn't) India, where my protagonists need to be hastened towards their unspeakable fate.