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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Novel Stats...

Draft 9.3 is done! Sort of... I'm adding a few more scenes and then I need to smooth out the inevitable wrinkles, but by and large this edit is done. Here's a quick look at the novel stats:

Word Count: 82,000
Words Lost in this Edit: 7,000
First Word: Sam
Last Word: Corpse
Total Body Count: 8


  1. That's interesting. I hear it from every author I talk to that their word-count drops with subsequent drafts and edits.

    Surely I'm not the only one that does this the other way around.

    Anyway, congrats on your progress. How much farther do you think you have to go?

  2. I added 5k in the first half of the novel, and cut 8k from the second half. I'll probably add 3-5k with the new scene I have planned, but trimming the fat happens. :o)

  3. I love wordles. They're so much fun. Congrats on finishing the edit.

  4. Bwa ha, love the first and last words >:) Yay for nearly doneness! *admiration cookies*

    E.C. - no, I write lean first drafts too and have to flesh them out. Of course, I have to cut stuff too o.0 but my first drafts always run short (high 60s - low 70s).