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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Word Count, Two Months Later

This is a continuation of my reports on how I'm doing on revising my novel, based on word count. I last posted on Sept. 19 http://richard-writingandliving.blogspot.com/2011/09/word-count-one-month-later.html.

Sept. 19-Sept. 24:     3,144 words
Sept: 26-Oct. 1:       10,302 words
Oct. 3-Oct. 8:          12,449 words
Oct. 10-Oct. 15:        2,689 words
Oct. 17-Oct 18:                0 words

Total for month:  28,584 words

I've now completed 99,770 words of the novel. I estimate I have about 25,000-27,000 words to go. So, it appears that I have about another month's work to do to reach the end.

I'm happy with this progress. The last quarter of the book is much more polished than the first three-quarters of the book was, so I hope that the work I have left to do will present no big problems.

It's pretty incredible when I look at the 445 pages I've already done and realise I have about 100 pages to go. I never imagined I'd ever write a book this long. Most of what I've done in the past has been more in the 300 page range, or less. So, for me, this is a big project. None of the future books I have planned are this long.

I've also narrowed down a few pictures to use for the cover image.

I suppose there's a chance I'll self-publish the book in December, but I'm not pushing for that month. I want to do it right. I'll take however long it takes.

4 comments:

Ann Best said...

You're making GREAT progress! Keep up the good work!

I just sent a reply to your FB page in response to the comment you just made on my I Got Scammed Post.
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Peggy Eddleman said...

You SHOULD be happy with that progress! That's incredible! Congrats on being so close to the end.

Clarissa Draper said...

That's amazing. I'm so jealous that you can write so many words in so few day. I can't wait to read what you've written.

Deb Shucka said...

Way to go, Richard! Really impressive progress here.