Friday, October 1, 2010

Writing by the numbers: September '10


For those who are interested, by which I mean "me", here's how I did with my writing last month:

I wrote 31,000 words and change. That translates to roughly 124 pages. I wrote two short stories of approximately 8,600 and 4,900 words respectively. So that means the remainder, 17,500 or so, were devoted to the book I'm writing.

About that book: I think I'm going to start calling it a novel as I reached 60,000 words on it and that qualifies it as a short novel. I would guess I have another 30,000 words to go before I have a completed first draft. But that's just a guess. I really have no idea how large it will bloat up to be by the time I'm done.

In addition to all of that, I also wrote a ten-page sample script that an artist friend and I hope to use as part of a book proposal.

All in all, I'm very happy with my progress as it was all done as I took care of my son, maintained my marriage and worked a part-time job. If you need me, I'll be over there patting myself on the back. On the back, I said.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

You're amazing!

Um, did you count those 5 pages that you wrote and that disappeared into the ether?

I love you, my writer husband!

adam jk gallardo said...

Ooh, I didn't! So it's sort of like I wrote FIFTEEN pages worth of comics script.