Word Counts

March 25, 2013First Draft

As I was writing, I made sure to keep track of all the words I wrote every day. Not so much because it’s important to the process, but because it helped keep me motivated. I tweeted my count each time I stopped writing (usually in the morning and again in the afternoon), but since no one was following me at that time, I’m sharing them collectively below.

DateTimeTotal Words+ Count
03/05/13Morning3380+3380
03/06/13Morning8604+5524
03/07/13Morning16598+7994
03/11/13Morning22221+5623
03/11/13Afternoon25870+3649
03/12/13Morning28569+2699
03/13/13Morning31702+3133
03/13/13Afternoon36959+5257
03/14/13Morning41624+4665
03/15/13Morning45620+3996
03/15/13Afternoon48685+3065
03/18/13Morning52246+3561
03/18/13Morning56160+3914
03/19/13Afternoon59662+3502
03/20/13Morning63640+3978
03/20/13Afternoon65140+1500
03/21/13Morning68407+3267
03/21/13Afternoon71413+3006
03/22/13Morning74048+2635
03/22/13Afternoon79754+5706

As you can see, I made much better progress some days that others, and the last few days the words just sort of flew out of me, which was great and made me feel amazing. It was a fun part of the process, and doing the math to watch the numbers add up helped pushed me through to the very end.

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