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03 January 2008 @ 03:56 pm
good grod.  

Jeri Smith-Ready, a fellow Luna author, reached the 300K wordcount goal for 2007 that I fell a bit short of. We were discussing it in her comments and she said, “Yeah, but you wrote 400K in 2006, right?”

And yeah, I had. And then out of curiosity I went and looked up the wordcounts I’d achieved over the last five years.

250K in 2003. 305K in 2004. 300K or so in 2005. 400K in 2006. 269K in 2007.

That’s a million and a half words. 1,524,000, to be more or less exact. And that’s just fiction. Not blogging, not chatting, not online roleplay, just fiction.

No wonder my brain is tired. And *no*, I am *not* going to try to make it a nice round 2 million by the end of 2008, thank you very much.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
Dinidamedini on January 3rd, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
Aww, c'mon! That's only 446,000. You can do it, really!
Kari Sperring: Goth marquisela_marquise_de_ on January 3rd, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
That's tremendous achievement. I'm in awe (the marquise is not worthy....)
dqg_nealdqg_neal on January 3rd, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
I guess making the 2 million by 2009 is pretty easy to do.
Natural20natural20 on January 3rd, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
And *no*, I am *not* going to try to make it a nice round 2 million by the end of 2008, thank you very much.

Sounds like slacker talk to me!

:)

I mean, if you just threw in the Negotiator RPG as well, you'd crack the 2mil easy! :)
kitmizkit on January 3rd, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
I do not write RPGs, man. :)
Random Writingstehuti on January 3rd, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
And *no*, I am *not* going to try to make it a nice round 2 million by the end of 2008, thank you very much.

Too late! The Universe has already heard your thoughts, and now you will subconsciously drive yourself to that goal anyway. So you may as well give in. ;-)
Lauraskeagsidhe on January 3rd, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
It's a miracle that your brain isn't a pile of useless mush, much less tired! I can think of no one more deserving of a nice vacation. With NO computer!
Amberleyamberley on January 3rd, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
2 million or bust
Why, if each of your readers writes 1000 words for you, it'll be done in no time! Oh, OK, perhaps the Tom Sawyer approach works better for paintin' fences than writin' sentences.

Let us know when you cross 2 million in 2009, just in time for a big party at Worldcon Montreal!

But please, no wagering on what the 2 millionth word will be. half a euro on squamous