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News Archive for September 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016

I Did NaNo In August

Written by Kodi Wolf at 5:57 PM

August was an awesome writing month. I even surpassed my secret goal of hitting 50,000 words, which is what you need to do to win NaNo. This is the level I've been wanting to write at for years. To put it into perspective, if I could do this every month, I'd be finishing a 150,000-word novel every 3 months. Of course, that doesn't take into account revisions, but still. It's fun to dream. :)

My total word count for August was 57,791, which averages out to 1,864 words per day. My lowest words per day was 143 and my highest was 4,743.

Out of those nearly 58,000 words, over 52,000 were actual scenes (that's 90%), which is why I have 9 new days for A Bondage Primer that I've just sent off to BetaWolf. I'm hoping to be able to start posting the days by the start of next month (it all depends on what kind of critiques I get back and how much editing I need to do).

With the new chapters, I've almost quadrupled the amount of story that was there, going from about 29,000 words to over 113,000 in just a couple months.

The scary part is that at 180 days/chapters, we're only one-tenth of the way through the story. The cool part is that I know what I need to write for the next 7 days of story and I've been able to brainstorm content at each juncture to keep me going, so I'm still riding this wave. :)

My goal for September is the same as last month. Keep going as long as I can. (And maybe I can hit 60,000 words in a month.)

Wish me luck. :)