Wednesday, November 24, 2010

word count wednesday 4

HOME STRETCH!

my word count: 42,845
words left to "win" NaNo: 7,155
estimated words left to finish the story: 11,000
words to erase and rewrite after NaNo: 10,000 ...at least.

that's a little secret no one talks about at the beginning of NaNo - how much you are going to write after november. all those words you wrote this month - whether it's 50,000 or 10,000 - are just a fraction of the words you will write before that book is done. whether you have more to write, lots to rewrite or just several waves of revision in your future, chances are you will write many more thousands of words - just for this one book.

but really, who has time to worry about that when we're still trying to finish THIS race, right?! so get typing; take a break for turkey; then get right back to typing!

i'm taking a little blogging break over the long holiday weekend. hope you all stuff yourselves silly. :)

5 comments:

Jess said...

Great job on the word count, and Happy Thanksgiving!

erinjade said...

Thanks Jess! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

1979semifinalist said...

You are awesome! I'm chasing you hard...will fail, but still pleased with what's been produced (even though most will surely be scrapped).

The Happy Whisk said...

Hi Erin: I'm not a NaNo-er but I wish you tons of luck in finishing the race. Go you for getting so far.

erinjade said...

thanks Ivy!
and Kelly, there is no fail! if you get something out of it - you win! :)