First Draft of Latest Novel Complete

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.

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