While I'm working, I have a little system of keeping myself going. I have an arcane secret method of tracking how much I do each day, and I mark it off with hash marks. You can see my notebook from this time last year, when I was working on A Plague of Wizards. The hash marks are how much I've done, and the numbers are a running total. On the far right, you can see when I completed each chapter. You can also see I wasn't happy with Chapter 8 and did it over. I started this little system shortly after I published Princess of Amathar in 2007, and now I'm on my third notebook.