Tag Archives: Word Count

Five Thousand Words and One Penguin

I was getting very behind with NaNoWriMo. Thousands of words behind. I did worry that I would really struggle to catch up, and I have been trying hard to do enough each day to not fall further behind. Today I … Continue reading

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Finished, and other Fs

So here it is, the NaNoWriMo certificate. I reached the 50,000 words today (It was 50,022 according to Word, and 50,008 according to the verification on the NaNoWriMo website. So I am most hugely chuffed, and feeling the delight of … Continue reading

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Forty Thousand

Look! See that? Word count 40,000! (conveniently on a page which reveals nothing!) I am exactly in line with the NaNoWriMo target. This is officially the longest thing I have ever written, longer than the previous unfinished novel which reached … Continue reading

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Weekly Round Up

This week: 1. Shoe boxes made it to school for Operation Christmas Child (only remembered this morning because I had forgotten my hat and had to go back in the house for it, thus spotting the shoe boxes). 2. Children … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo

For the last couple of years I have been tempted to do NaNoWriMo. This is National Novel Writing Month, in which the aim is to write a complete novel in a month. By writing about 1700 words a day you … Continue reading

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Word Count Update

A thousand words a day. That was the plan. So, how did I do? September word count: 3000 So not quite. The total word count is now 37000. It’s a substantial amount, and a target I would be delighted to … Continue reading

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Novel Word Count

At the start of August I resolved to write 1000 words per day of my novel. So here is the reckoning. I should have 31,000 words by the end of today. I’m not being pedantic about this. I’m handwriting in … Continue reading

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