Book Update: 60,000 Words Reached!

*Note: This is an update for today, so this is exactly how I am feeling right now. Later updates will be on the date I achieve the next milestone like this one.

60,000 words reached!
Had a few off days recently, not writing anything or barely anything, so I’m going to extend my word count for each day to around 1300-1500 words per day for a while to get back on track, then back to the regular comfortable 1000. That way I’ll be able to reach my year end goal of 100,000 words.

Also, I am still hoping to get a first draft done by March 12th, 2016 like I said in my last post.


Book Update: 50,000 Words Reached!

*Note: Another archived post, written around the beginning of November, but fairly accurate in what I’m doing now with my book.

50,000 words reached!! I’m very happy that I’ve reached this milestone on the day I set it. At this rate I am hoping to get to 70,000 by the end of the month, and possibly 100,000 by new years.

I’ve also decided to split my book at a place I think works better for a new author like myself, and would be a good length and story to get into it for new readers. So instead of the monolithic 400,000 word monster I would have had to have tackled, I am now only guestimating a length of 180,000 words. Meaning that the book is looking to be about 460 pages (of course I don’t really decide that the publisher does). But yeah I’m very excited about my speed and progress so far, and am hoping for a fresh mind tomorrow to get my next 1000 words of the day out.

Also I’ve done a bit of math to find out where if I keep up the pace my rough draft could be done, and I have a date that I am setting up as my personal goal to get the first draft done in: March 12, 2016.

Then when that happens…the horrors of revision!

Book Update: 40,000 Words Reached!

*Note: This was originally a Facebook post a while back (around the end of October), so if parts seem like I’m repeating stuff from previous posts here that is why. Also I have advanced in much word count, so this is technically inaccurate in a lot of areas. Just a post I want to archive here.

Today I have reached 40,000 words for my rough draft! According to my guestimation a while back that means I’m about 10% done with the draft. My speed has quicked significantly (if you take school into account), so I am excited to see how soon I can get to 50,000.

Also I’m debating whether to cut it in half since many publishers are not too keen on publishing new authors with 1000 page books that might fail. If I cut it in half (where there is a natural endpoint), I may have a better chance of finding a publisher who will be more willing to publish it.

And also I wanted to let you know why I’m posting about my book. It’s because I want to be making this a serious part of my life. I mean I’ve wanted to write for a long time but I’ve always been nervous about talking about it. No more! I want to do this so that I can make myself write (not force out words), and motivate myself to get it done. I’ve had so many people say they want to know what it’s about and when it’s going to happen, and I want it to happen now. I want to set up a bit of accountability, and also update myself and those interested with my progress.