The tag line says it. The first draft of my latest novel ‘Labeled’ is now complete. I thought it was going to take a little longer than this, but it came together really quickly at the end, and I decided short and sweet was the way to go.
I’ve got to do a major edit on it before I turn it over to Lisa to read, but I’m going to take a day or two off before I do that.
Here’s a few stats on the novel:
|Total Number of words||78512|
|Date Started||January 2, 2011|
|Date Completed||June 4, 2011|
|Total Number of Calendar Days from Start to Finish||155|
|Average #of words all days||510|
|Total number of days of writing||76|
|Average #of words on actual writing days||1033|
|Total Number of “Excused Writing Days”||67||Days working on other stories, traveling, sick, working from home on a deadline, surgery, broken laptop, reviewing plot plan, etc|
|Total Number of “Unexcused Writing Days”||12||Days with no good excuse for not writing|
|Largest Word Daily Word Count||2912|
In the graphs below, the long stretch of zeros from February 3, 2011 to March 14, 2011 has to do with a major edit of my previous novel, Army of the Risen. I wasn’t being lazy. That interruption, plus a relatively unproductive stretch in late March due to surgery. Those days make up the majority of my excused writing days.
It’ll be a few months before I send this out to anyone, but I think it has legs, and once I clean it up, it’s going to be one people will genuinely like.
Time to get out and enjoy the weekend.