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08 February 2008 @ 06:00 pm
Day Five: I Rule The World  

When I reached 5K today and added up my wordcount for the week, I discovered that with one thing and another, I had written 28,907 words since Sunday.

28,907 is awfully close to a nice round 30,000.

And it was slightly before 5pm.

“Shit,” I said, and went and wrote another 1100 words so that they wouldn’t be hanging around haunting me tomorrow, which is supposed to be My Day Off.

And now it is 6pm, and I have written thirty thousand words this week, and god damn if I don’t just rule the world. Yay!

ytd wordcount: 73,700
music in my head: Take That, Rule The World

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on February 8th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
You're so cool.
plums deifyalmond_tiger on February 8th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
Ahhh wonderful :) I love that feeling.
Kerry aka Trouble: marblescontrouble on February 8th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
silly question from a fan
I've seen you and other writers talk (well, write in your LJ) about word count, but yesterday you posted something about page count. Is there any kind of rule-of-thumb to correlate the two?
kitmizkit on February 8th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Re: silly question from a fan
Tisn't a silly question at all. :) Rule of thumb: 250 words per page. So my 5000 words a day is approximately 25 pages a day. I don't typically think of it that way because for whatever reason, wordcount doesn't intimidate me but pagecount does. :)
Kerry aka Troublecontrouble on February 8th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Re: silly question from a fan
Thank you.
*waiting impatiently for the sequel to Heart of Stone*
kitmizkit on February 8th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: silly question from a fan
Or, you know, 20 pages a day. I can divide. :)

Not too much longer before HOUSE OF CARDS! :)
Tripspace_parasite on February 8th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: silly question from a fan
You rule the world! You have people to divide for you!

Or maybe people who you divide, but only if they're rude.
desperancedesperance on February 8th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Re: silly question from a fan
That's how she got to rule, by dividing.
Tripspace_parasite on February 8th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: silly question from a fan
Clever!
Kerry aka Trouble: Massagecontrouble on February 8th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Re: silly question from a fan
Yup - already on order at Amazon (love that pre-order discount) - expected shipping date 5th March. And The Queen's Bastard not until the end of April. I am just impatient - especially when I am expecting an excellent book.
Myles Corcoranmylescorcoran on February 8th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Nice work!

Of course, you're going to have to delegate - it's a big world and you've lots of books to write too. I could take responsibility for baiting Fundies and organising Lesbian Community Barbecues, if you like.
irishkate: Storm prettyirishkate on February 8th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
you rock
wyvernfriendwyvernfriend on February 8th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah you!
xnamkradxnamkrad on February 8th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
go Catie go