Friday, May 25, 2007

Novel Thoughts

I've decided to work on my novel for a while this summer. I had set it aside for awhile to work on some short stories and things. I noticed my buddy Mir has a little doohickey on her blog that shows how many words she's written on her novel, so I thought I'd post one occasionally to show everyone how little progress I am making. I'm targeting about 100,000 words, so that means that I'm about 28% of the way done with my first draft... that's chapter sixteen. Just seeing that little bar makes me feel sad that it's so far from done... I had (originally) planned to have it done this spring!

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
28,686 / 100,000

UPDATE: Well, we didn't watch any television tonight. Here's the fruit of tonight's labor on the novel. Not bad, about 1,600 words...

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
30,309 / 100,000


  1. Whaddya mean "not bad"? 1600 words is FABULOUS!


  2. What are you writing about?

    Or is that taboo to ask? I don't know the writer's rule book for what to ask and not ask about an upcoming project.

    Anyway, I'm glad you got to be productive. Didn't I tell you turning off the television can be a good thing?

  3. Awww, Mir, you are too nice. Also... I didn't say they were 1600 good words!

    Jesse-- Of course you can ask. The author then decides whether to share. Mine's a crime novel... you know, kidnapping, murder, Las Vegas... all the things a missionary needs to unwind at the end of a day. :)