Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The words, dear god the words!

This weekend I decided it was way, way past time for me to catch up on my typing. I've been doing a lot of writing longhand lately, and it was piling up. I hadn't even finishing typing up what was in my old notebook and I was halfway through a new one.

So I made a real effort to type everything over the weekend. I wrote down my starting wordcount so I could see how many words I'd written longhand. But I didn't finish the typing over the weekend, so every night this week I've typed some more--not helped by the fact that I kept writing in that same notebook during the day.

I caught up tonight. My starting wordcount for Bloodhound: 60,853. Ending wordcount now that everything is typed up: 75,929.

Holy crap. No wonder that took so long to type.

10 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

But a fantastic word count! I've started writing everything in a sort of long/shorthand hybrid and then "revising" as I type. I don't know if the result is any good, but it sure seems to help any stubborn writer's block.

K.C. Shaw said...

I like the extra editing pass as I type. I think it helps.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I keep putting off shredding the first drafts of my stories/novels. You should see the pile in my office!

Cate Gardner said...

Bloody hell, I need to dig out my notebooks (and write something in them)

Jarmara Falconer said...

Gosh, what a busy writer you have been! Well done, another great story to work on,K.C.

K.C. Shaw said...

Natalie--Yikes! I feel good that I tossed my next-to-last notebook. Slightly more room on my desk!

Cate--I recommend it. The wordcount creeps up and up.

Jarmara--Now I just need to finish it. I'm getting close!

Danielle Ferries said...

Holy crap indeed! Great effort.

K.C. Shaw said...

It was the work of over a week of writing (and several days of typing).

Anne Spollen said...

Do you write every day?

Great word count - you seem so productive...I've been writing for like 15 minutes a week so compared to me, most people are productive, but still, enviable end product.

K.C. Shaw said...

I try to write every day. Lately I have been, but then I'm also nearing the end of this book. After the draft is done I'll probably take a week or two off writing anything (except tweets).