Ladies and gentlemen, we have word count…

Yes, a whopping 587 brand-spanking ~*sparkly*~ words on the new WIP!! I’m not officially signed up for NaNo, but I consider myself a member of NaNoWriLife…all the same, I consider myself challenged by my self (possibly more powerful than an internet of other novelists) to crank out the words. DO YOU HEAR THAT, ME?? It might be too sad […]

Plot and Tea

MF Rewrite: 52,735 / 60,000(87.9%) Yes, the word count dropped again. -sob- But I won’t know how I feel about that until I’m finished. Things along the way this week: -I haven’t made as big a dent in word count, but I have wrassled some serious plot points. SO many loose ends to address – […]

Word Count

 Mind Fire: Rewrite 48,413 / 65,000(74.5%) Agh, my eyes are crossed. Added almost 5,000 words this weekend – adjusted the projected word count (don’t know how I feel about that) -and the end is in sight! Interesting things that happened along the way:  -MC’s ~boyfriend did something I was really not expecting. Like so much, […]

Fast-drafting! Halfway!

Mind Fire Rewrite: 38,058 / 70,000(54.4%) Yay! Exciting! After seeing what pitiful progress I made last month, I’m now three days into a fast-draft session (okay, fast-rewrite?) and with my goal of at least 1,000 words a day I’m getting serious. I should be close to or DONE by the end of the month! Then tweaking and […]

Word Count &c.

Let’s try one of these word-count thingies… Rewrite Progress: 31,384 / 70,000(44.8%) This is for my upper-YA novel, Mind Fire (genre still terribly unidentified – magical realism? There are no fangs, fur, or fey, but there are elements of what some might call “magic” – but I don’t, because I explain it with science. So yeah, […]


Rewrite Word Count = 26K? How can 26K words be 100 pages? Did I hit a wrong button? My first draft was 67K and hit about 230 pages… That doesn’t add up to me. But it is 1:00AM, so maybe I should try again in the morning.  God, I hope I didn’t delete something and not realize it…  […]