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PostSubject: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:18 pm

Doesn't matter if its 100 or a 1000 words, share and let us know how you're progressing with your work in progress (WIP)!
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:02 am

I'm at 34,585 out of 90K at the moment. I'm working on my own insane version of NaNoWriMo where I shoot for 90K instead of 50K. I'm a little behind at the moment, but I can catch up and maybe get ahead if I work steady this weekend.

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:42 am

I think mine's like 10,000 or something but it's just the prologue. I'm going to write the first chapter soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:45 pm

I'm up to 36,869 at the moment. I need to be at 42,000 by tomorrow night to be caught back up. But I'm notorious for churning out the words when I'm in a bind, so we'll be good. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:11 pm

On my major piece, I'm currently running close to 60,000. I have NO idea how long it's going to be. None. God help me. Maybe I'm halfway through, so maybe 120,000? It's just a ballpark figure.

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:12 pm

I don't know where these extra words came from, but right now tSotD is at 91,169 words! And I'm in the middle of writing another scene. Crap! I NEVER thought it would be this long.

I'm very, very happy right now.

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:15 pm

Heh, word counts always exceed what's expected!

My main novel is currently 230,000 words. That's in a major edit at the moment (and has been for six months!)

The two sequels to that novel are tentatively written, with BOOK TWO at 180,000 or thereabouts, and BOOK THREE just scraping 90,000 with an estimated finish at 220,000.

Yes, they're too damn wordy.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:19 pm

Holy crap in a hat, Captain Joe. That's...insane. Shocked But oh-so-awesome!

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:11 pm

Oh my!

Some of you are going to have some heavy word count chopping to do when/if you get to the querying stage! Or you might split it into a couple books.

Awesome accomplishments though.

I'm at 15k with my new YA WIP. I'm aiming for around 60k with this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:52 am

Blimey, Captain Joe - what'ya writing, 'War and Peace'??

I've just passed the 76,000 mark, heading for a contractual target of approx 120,000. But I've just realised I have to go back and add some more scenes in the part I've done - and there is still heaps of story left to write. I fear this one might come in a bit over target.

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:51 am

Captain Joe affraid No wonder it looked so think in your pics. Faiur deuce though!! Fantasy (esp UK and Aus) can be pretty lengthy though

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:05 am

Just around 27,000 and climbing. It was more but I decided to stop and do a bit of editing to get things straight. I'm aiming for around 100k, but I'm worried it will be more with everything I have in my head. Eeck!
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:54 am

aw 1st writer everything you can down, you'll find that you'll be cutting it back when you start editing. first draft is about putting everything on paper.

well done on 27K - that brilliant cheers - your over quater the way there now Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:06 pm

It can go either way at the editing stage, though, don't you think? Sometimes I trim bits out because I realise they aren't needed, or in order to up the pace - but sometimes I have to 'layer in' addiitonal passages or whole scenes, to flesh out motivations or add depth.

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:28 pm

Can we talk about word counts for school?

I've finally sorted a topic/question for my advanced higher english dissertation.
Teacher & me would like to have a first draft done by the holidays, which start next Friday. Do you think I can do 4500 words in that time?

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:56 pm

Oh easy daeonica! You could do that in your sleep I am pretty sure, especially after reading some of your work. Go for it and good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:18 am

...Am I allowed to post here if it's inactive? D:

Right now, my current novel is 55,126 words. :/ I've taken out at least five chapters because they didn't fit. You see, I have a habit of tweaking the story before it's nearly finished, wanting the current chapters to be perfect before starting new ones. >_< I swear, it's like a tick! As much as I say "Ugh, edit once it's finished," I still wind up doing it. I just have to prevent myself from reading my previous chapters that way I don't go totally changing them >_> I could probably write a different story with all of the things I have taken out... ._.;
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:22 am

I'm the same moon, except i edit my sentences as i go along Embarassed

55,000 words is brilliant!!! i'm like at 1,000 wrds Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:41 am

4995 right now... I'm guessing I might add about 2000? Hmm
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:42 am

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I'm the same moon, except i edit my sentences as i go along Embarassed

55,000 words is brilliant!!! i'm like at 1,000 wrds Rolling Eyes
Oh, don't worry! It's easy once you really get into the flow of things. Smile

I still feel I have such a long way to go @_@ It still feels like I'm at the very beginning, but it'll probably feel like that until I get close to the end. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:46 am

The best advice i ever got was from a workshop, which lay out a ten point plan to get you geared up to write.

the advice was for people who find it difficult to finish the book/or feel they'll never finish

'write the last paragraph of your book'

now you just have to fill the bits in the middle Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:48 am

Well, I already know what the ending is going to be, I just have to...find out how to get there. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:49 am

But that is a good idea though. It almost inspires you to finish the book, since you already have it written down. It's kind of like a "Now you can't stop" thing. :] Maybe I might do it afterall.
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PostSubject: Re: Whats your word count? Does 'the' count?   Sun May 24, 2009 9:26 pm

The Enigma -- 4,918
The Silent Halls -- 2,700

I haven't written anything on either story in days...ugh. I'm slipping.

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