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Work Schedule

Never mind the character bios and location pictures, as far as I'm concerned this report is the most useful part of yWriter.

Before you can use the Work Schedule you need to set up a couple of things:

First, configure your project deadlines
Next, move through your scenes from first to last, assigning a completion status to each one.

Once you've done that you can print off a Work Schedule. This will show you exactly how many scenes you have to write, edit, proof and finalise each day in order to meet your project deadline.

Why is this useful? During the end stages of writing my last novel I realised I would have to edit and proof about sixteen scenes per day for three weeks to hand the book in on time. I asked for four more weeks, which meant I could reduce the workload to a much more manageable seven scenes per day.