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EXAMINING MY WRITING PACE

Posted on April 12, 2012

As my track out time ends, I wanted to look back at where the workload for GRAHAM2 fell.

January (last week of that track-out)
12,000 words

February/March (nine weeks of teaching)
21,000 words added to 12,000 equals 33,000 words

April (three weeks of track-out)
(track-out week one)

12,000 words
(track-out week two)
18,000 words
(track-out week three)
24,000 words
33,000 plus 44,000 equals 77,000

So where does that leave GRAHAM2?

With most of the book done, it's a matter of writing the climax and wrapping up the major plot points (and boy did they grow as I wrote). I am estimating another 8,000. So, if I push myself, I can write that in three weeks of being back in the classroom, bringing the book to a little over 83,000.

Quite a far cry from my original plan of 40,000 words, but that's more than okay. The plot and character development executed in the book really is amazing and has huge payoffs in the book and for the Graham series. Does that mean next January's third book will be that many pages? We'll see. My guess is 80,000 is the max for any book in the series.

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