Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NanoWriMo - Day 17

Words Written Today:  3841

Not a bad day's work.  Only about a chapter and a half to go.  Maybe two and a half chapters depending on how this next scene goes.  It's cool getting to the end and sifting through all those little threads and subplots that I left dangling and seeing what worked and what didn't.  It's making me very excited to go back and revise.

I'm going to get pretty close to my 80k goal.  The book will probably come closer to about 77k, but I have a feeling that the revised and finished product will be between 65k and 70k.  That's what's great about a first draft, you just throw the kitchen sink at it and cut out what you don't need.

Until tomorrow!


  1. That's so funny - I write the opposite. My first draft is a measly 50-60K skeleton that usually gets beefed up 20K in the final draft :)

  2. I pretty much start every writing session with a couple of motrin, but my day job is all computer work too, so it's almost impossible not to get hand and wrist cramps spending 10-12 hours in front of the computer :)


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