What writing a book with git looks like

This morning on Twitter, someone posted their commit log for a book they'd written. The commit messages read "Book," "Book and stuff," "I erased a bunch of stuff," "Book stuff," "More stuff," etc. etc. Basically, a bad commit log.

I decided, in the interests of science! to show my work.  While a lot of it is "stuff," there are some interesting tidbits, like "Making room here for a straight sex scene," and my favorite, "Please stop talking and start boinking, girls."  Note that it is in reverse order, most recent at the top:

Sun Aug 2, 2015Getting ready for final epub edition.
Sat Jul 18, 2015Stuff and nonsense.
Thu Jul 9, 2015Fixing markdown issue.
Wed Jul 1, 2015Star Kingdom: The End.
Wed Jun 24, 2015Whoa. *Star Kingdom* is done.
Thu Jun 4, 2015More renamed than deleted.
Thu Jun 4, 2015Working toward a better Boomer, and cleaning up the epilogue.
Thu May 21, 2015So close to the end of Star Kingdom now.
Fri May 8, 2015Lots of updates.
Thu Apr 23, 2015Make it sew.
Wed Apr 1, 2015A makefile? What is the world coming to?
Wed Apr 1, 2015Don't track epubs.
Wed Apr 1, 2015Update.
Fri Mar 27, 2015Some fixes, for Tumblr and FanFic.
Fri Mar 27, 2015Lots of fixes, updates, getting to the last act.
Mon Mar 23, 2015More great sex.
Wed Mar 18, 2015Change of pace. Please stop talking and start boinking, girls.
Mon Mar 16, 2015Less talking, more sex.
Tue Mar 10, 2015Moved to the 'kidnapping' scene.
Fri Mar 6, 2015Lengthening the plot.
Wed Mar 4, 2015Breathless revised by voice read. Fragile prepped for Tumblr. Walk With Me prepped for FanFic.
Mon Mar 2, 2015Slowly fixing the forward series.
Sun Feb 15, 2015Lyren leaves. Sien pines.
Sun Feb 15, 2015I have better versions planned.
Sun Feb 15, 2015Updates. Grand Jujube is ridiculous, but...
Sat Feb 14, 2015Updates with typo fixings.
Mon Feb 9, 2015Gene/Rachel sex scene accomplished.
Sat Feb 7, 2015Really moving along now.
Sun Jan 18, 2015Moved some stuff around to make room for straight sex.
Sun Jan 4, 2015Moving filenames to something pandoc and emacs handle better.
Thu Dec 25, 2014Updated.
Tue Dec 23, 2014Finished Boomer. Working on Star Kingdom plot as it winds along.
Wed Dec 3, 2014Update. Spell check.
Sat Nov 8, 2014Boomer is doing pretty good.
Tue Oct 28, 2014Getting somewhere slowly.
Wed Oct 22, 2014Update.
Mon Oct 20, 2014Here comes the next big set piece.
Mon Oct 20, 2014Polish pass, plus moving into crisis for act 2.
Wed Oct 8, 2014Small fixes for flow.
Wed Oct 8, 2014Added titles and stuff. Moving to Markdown permanently.
Wed Oct 8, 2014Checkpoint.
Mon Sep 29, 2014Reworking the love scene.
Wed Sep 17, 2014Working up to chapter 14
Sun Sep 14, 2014Clean up.
Mon Sep 8, 2014Review. Still stuck on identifying the bad guys.
Sun Sep 7, 2014Edit pass.
Sun Aug 31, 2014Sounds like progress.
Thu Jul 24, 2014Post-sex-scene conversation.
Wed Jul 23, 2014Updating the plot.
Sun Jul 20, 2014Thinking about revamping chapter one to make the dialogue between Ericka and Garrit less a mirror of the kingdom's "democracy" and more a kitchen table afair.
Thu Jul 10, 2014The love scene is moving on up.
Tue Jul 8, 2014Lyren and Sien, Sittin' in a Tree...
Sat Jul 5, 2014Updating.
Sun Jun 29, 2014Star Kingdom under way. Boomer under way.
Wed Jun 25, 2014It's starting to look like a novel again. Yay!
Sat Jun 21, 2014Still working on that outline.
Sat May 24, 2014Updated.
Tue May 13, 2014Different plot engaged, captain.
Thu May 8, 2014Clearing out a chapter for a new direction. This is the point in a space opera novel where the shit always hits the fan much, much harder.
Tue May 6, 2014Re-arranged sequence.
Tue May 6, 2014Through the second attack. But now the ramifications have to be more.
Sat Apr 19, 2014Revised Lyren's injuries to make her sex-capable.
Thu Apr 17, 2014Star Kingdom first pass.

Earlier: Dude, did you even watch this movie?

Later: “Relationships are hard. Let's go shopping.”