Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Word Count Palooza
Last week, the question was asked, at the speeds that we're writing, do we turn out quality? I think every writer is different. Some can write quickly, and some need to go slower. Some do a lot of work on edits, some not so much. I am only able to write this quickly because I have a fairly detailed outline. My chapter-by-chapter outline for this story is over 5K words long, 1/10th of the projected overall word length of my novel. Without this outline, I'd wander more, and stall more, and I'm sure I would have much more to do on edits.
Big congratulations to Katie G. who wrote EIGHT THOUSAND words on Saturday and finished her first draft. Way to go, Katie!
So, are you an outliner? Do you write fast?