First draft of my novel complete!

I have a large swath of text with characters, plot, setting, and a beginning, middle, and end. It’s currently 52,489 words, which is (as you know, Bob,) too short. My writer’s group warned me repeatedly that it would be too short, but I’m not that...

Accountability

Not only am I using Write or Die, I’ve also started posting daily stats to Twitter.  In addition to boring numbers, you get completely out-of-context sentences. You can help!  You can mock when I fail to tweet! Okay, maybe not.  I need positive reinforcement.  I...

2010 in review

Stories written: 5 Rejections: 34 (whew!) Sales: 1 Stories in circulation: 8 Of course, that’s not all that happened. I also ended my 12 year relationship, lost 50 pounds, and just this week started running. I also successfully avoided having a close relative...

Year-end Stats

How did I do this year, writing wise? Short stories completed: 0. Novel drafts completed: 1. Short stories sold: 2. Rejections: 15. Projects in brainstorm mode: 2. Aside from the big short story goose egg, not bad. Well. I finished a short story, just not one...

Today’s stats

Current wordcount: 77,210. Goal wordcount: 80,000. Guesstimated final wordcount: 78,778. Percent of goal complete: 96.51%. Percent of guesstimate complete: 98.01%. Date I would hit 80,000 words: December 31. Date I would hit guesstimate: December 29. I actually...

Tonight’s Stats

Current wordcount: 76,072. Goal wordcount: 80,000. Projected final wordcount: 78,920. Percent of goal complete: 95.09%. Percent of projection complete: 96.39%. Date I would reach 80,000: 12/31/08. Date I would reach 78,920: 12/29/08. Yeah, there was an outline tweak...

Lizardfic stats

Current wordcount: 75,070. Goal wordcount: 80,000. Guesstimated draft 0 wordcount: 76,833. Percent of goal complete: 93.84%. Percent of guesstimate complete: 97.71%. Date I would reach 80,000: January 1, 2009. Date I should reach guesstimated draft 0 wordcount:...

Stats, baby.

Current wordcount: 73,043. Goal wordcount: 80,000. Projected date I would hit 80,000 words: 1/3/09. Projected draft 0 wordcount: 76,833. Projected draft 0 completion date: 12/28/08. I’m writing 1000 words a day instead of 500 because I’m on break, and...

Lizardfic stats

Current wordcount: 71015 (woohoo!) Goal wordcount: 80000 Projected draft 0 wordcount: 76669 Projected date to hit 80000 words: 1/3/09 Projected date to hit projected wordcount: 12/27/08 I admit it, I’m relieved to see the projected wordcount go up even though...

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