Monday, November 21, 2005

Because it's almost Thanksgiving

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That's how many words per day I have to write to make it to 50,000 words. Totally doable. Do you know how many pages 27,000 words is? Well, I didn't, because I was writing in a text file that doesn't paginate. It's over 100 pages. Do you know that I have never in my entire life written more than 100 pages? It's true. The longest two things I've written were 1) my master's thesis at around 80 pages and 2) the start of another novel, also around 80 pages. 80 pages was my wall. Now I'm past it. Maybe. My motto is "show, don't tell." Because that takes more words.