My latest short story "The Night the Lights Came On"

Monday, September 9, 2013

New Progress Meter, New Goals

You may have noticed there's a new link above my top progress meter on the right side of my site. This is probably only exciting to me but I found a cool site called Storytoolz where you can track your daily word count like the NaNoWriMo bar graph. This is perfect because it came to my attention yesterday that NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, is just around the corner and I would love to start a brand new project on November 1st for NaNo. The problem is, I'm about 30% through a novel right now. So I decided I'd better figure out how many words a day I need to write to be able to finish the first draft of my current novel, Zombie Super Powers, to be able to start a new one for NaNoWriMo. Turns out it's just under 900 words a day, so a bit less than the 1,666 words required for NaNoWriMo's daily word count to get 50,000 words in 30 days during the month of November. I need to get about 42,000 words in 52 days. So I should be able to do it. That would be really exciting. I guess I'll stop doing short stories again for the time being and really focus on finishing this novel - which you can read for free on Wattpad as I write it .

Also, you can click on the NaNoWriMo icon to the right above my progress meters and add me as a NaNoWriMo writing buddy if you're doing it to. I love seeing my friends project meters go up and seeing our word counts skyrocket together, and maybe giving each other a hard time on Twitter about how many words I've written that day compared to them. It's a fun community of writers in November you should really think about doing it if you haven't before. Join us in the fun on November. Thanks for stopping by!

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