I know there has to be a more elegant way of doing this -- I really wanted something like a large thermometer where I could customize each tick with the book title and page count, but I'll just settle for something that works... Still not sure I will get all the way through this opus, but this is where I shall track my progress to date.*
X Swann's Way
(Note: have finally completed Swann in Love!)
X Within a Budding Grove
(Note: am done with Madame Swann at Home.)
X The Guermantes Way
X Cities of the Plain (Sodom and Gomorrah)
X The Captive
X The Fugitive
(Albertine's gone. Ohh nooo.)
X Time Regained
Done at last, done at last! Can hardly believe I am done at last!
(Ok, very inappropriate, I know. But I do feel freed from having this burden lifted. Now the sensible thing to do would be to take even a quarter of this effort and use it to become a "real" writer, the same way the Narrator does in the last 50 pages or so of Time Regained.)
* It's kind of fascinating that 90% or so of the pages discussing these progress meters are all tied back to NaNoWriMo (National (November) Novel Writing Month). I guess I could take that as a Sign (or at least a sign that November is nearly upon us), but I am not going to tackle a novel (in a month!) this year and probably not next year either. Just too many other tasks I am too far behind on. Still I will set some manageable goals of writing more (and surfing the web less), probably starting with resurrecting my broken sestina series.