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Chapter 5 Done

Nanowrimo 2009 Supergoal: Four Book Year:

Magic in the Streets, Nanovel One 2009

Greenwood Road, Nanovel Two 2009

Medicine Show, Nanovel Three 2009

Greenwood Gates, Nanovel Four 2009

Greenwood Home, Nanovel Five 2009

I've been slamming on the writing not posting every chapter -- was offline at one chapter end anyway but backed up when I was done. Greenwood Home is starting to roll and work out well. At last I get in a battle with some swords and magic going on in it. Good stuff. The party was uniquely well equipped to turn the tide of battle with the way they entered and what they pulled off, despite being unprepared for battle per se. The right people were up front with enough magic to keep everyone from getting killed while armoring up. It was fun to write. Unicorns can be very badass, up-front was literal.
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Nov. 29th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
You are quite possibly the most productive writer I've ever met! :D I know that you don't have stuff like a full-time job and the like cutting into your writing time, but I'll bet that most professional authors don't manage to get wordcounts quite as high as this even on their really good days! I think my record is about 10k in a day once, and you've averaged 12k a day this past month to get a wordcount like that!

All I've got to say is, way to go! :D
Nov. 29th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Purrr thank! Heh, it's the year's harvest. I wrote The Chosen over the Labor Day Weekend and now I've done four 80k novels in November with a quarter of another one -- my current count is 24,579 at the end of Chapter 6. I slept at seven or eight this morning and just woke up at four.

That's neat! Thanks for working out the average, averaging in the sick days. My best day so far was 23,000 or so and I think it was the first day -- I had one other day that came close though.

It's the exhilarating effect of all the support at Nanowrimo and especially the "Overachievers" threads in Shoutouts and This Is Going Much Better Than Expected. There are writers ahead of me, Kateness and CrimsonBlood just to name two of them, more than doubling my count. Kateness spent all year outlining and planning out what she was doing in November and built up to it gradually.

But I also know that I've been doing it between 1,000 and 1,500 an hour and Kateness is going between 2,500 and nearly 4,000 an hour. I may type fast but I'm not composing as fast as she does.

What's ahead is December and editing, though I may shave a day or two to finish Greenwood Home if I don't manage to get it done during November. I'll know at the finish line. Wish me luck!

I think my goal for 2010 is to learn to edit at that kind of steady pace, set a goal of 40 hours a week working on it and try to achieve that. Then see what happens to the speed these are ready to go out the door.
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