It's a coffee coloured world

October 11, 2009

Page count

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 11:23 pm
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So, I sat down with an 83 page manuscript and worked with good old fashioned pen and paper and I now have a 101 page manuscript.  All fresh and pristine from the printer just waiting to be marked up and flagged.  Okay so maybe I didn’t actually work all 83 pages.  I got antsy around page 72 so I decided to just update what I had.  It was really good to break that 100 page threshold.  The word count is 2600 and some change. 

The one thing I’m trying very hard not to get hung up on here is that my word count and page count don’t jive.  Yeah, I know, I’ve blogged about this before and I know why . . . which is why I’m trying not to let it bug me too much.  The fact that four hours after printing I’m still grinning about this says it’s working.  The other thing keeping me grinning over here is that I’m well on my way to meeting my month end goal of 150 pages.  One goal down, two more to go.

As for one of the remaining goals I’ve been thinking a little about last year’s NaNo book.  I think I need to go back to the nearly original placeholder for the hero.  It worked better in my head.  Hell, I did NaNo with “him” as the hero so it’s not like I’ve done much work I have to undo.  Most of what I have to tackle with my first read through, in December, is to take out all the flags I put in when I was going to do a major re-write (I was going to change the heroine’s career). 

Now I just have to settle on this year’s NaNo project.  I’m thinking numbers in a hat may not be such a bad idea.

Oh and I just impressed myself, with no spelling errors.  That rarely happens.



  1. And you’ve just impressed me. Four posts in five days? And you’ve been writing on top of that? Wow … I’m going to have to step up my game! Great Job!

    Pam … we need your pom-poms over here!

    Comment by Kim — October 12, 2009 @ 11:18 am

  2. Thanks!

    I didn’t get any more writing done last night, I just enjoyed the fresh new pages. I read through my outline (which I haven’t looked at in weeks) and found a couple scenes I’d forgotten about and will dive into that later . . . once my fingers thaw out.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — October 12, 2009 @ 11:25 am

  3. Wow Cynthia! I’m impressed!

    I agree, you deserve pom-poms! 🙂

    Comment by Melina — October 12, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

  4. I really enjoyed reading this post, keep up writing such exciting articles!

    Comment by foteolley — December 11, 2009 @ 5:43 pm

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