Word count – 1,730. Whee!
Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Writing is tiring when you’ve not been feeling well. At least the fire has turned to coals, which a well-timed 600 milligrams of ibuprofen is more than capable of handling.
I’m very close to the end of this novel. So I decided to merge a copy of all my pages in PageFour and get a total word count. I have 65,031 words so far. So I’m well over the NaNoWriMo limit. Since I’m cheating by finishing something I’d already started, that’s no surprise.
What does surprise me is this: I thought this stinking book was longer than that. A mainstream novel is usually between 80,000 and 100,000 words. I’ll need 15,000 more just to reach the minimum there.
I’m sure it will work itself out. I’m not quite finished, and there will be copious rewrites. There are also a few things I’ll probably add after the fact. Rose’s Hostage ended its first draft at 125,000 words, roughly, and the first rewrite took it up to 165,000! It took about nine edits to get it to its current state of 97,000 words. I can still probably cut, but I need to have someone look at it and that I can’t afford.
Today’s video was posted on Facebook a few days ago. I laughed so hard I nearly cried. Enjoy!
WARNING: Contains a bad word.