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srose
05-31-2009, 10:25 PM
Where are people getting the word count scripts in their signatures? I keep seeing them, but there is nothing to click on to get my own and I LOVE it!

You guys know what I'm talking about? The 90k word goal and then a bar saying 14% or whatever.

Thanks!

Wayne K
05-31-2009, 10:33 PM
It's magic.

Wayne K
05-31-2009, 10:34 PM
I can't figure it out, but there's a thread about it here somewhere.

Parametric
05-31-2009, 10:35 PM
http://picometer.writertopia.com/words=9000;target=10000

is the code. Just swap in your current and target word count.

jodiodi
05-31-2009, 11:20 PM
I asked this same question in another thread and went to the site. Of course, it didn't work in my signature. So I just gave up.

srose
06-01-2009, 01:01 AM
It's magic? smartass... ;)

Thanks a bunch.

Red_Dahlia
06-01-2009, 01:11 AM
http://picometer.writertopia.com/words=9000;target=10000

is the code. Just swap in your current and target word count.


That's the right place to go for it, but after you swap in your current and target word count, copy the picture, and then paste it into your signature box in the user cp.

I'm sure there's a simpler way to do it, but that's the way I got it to work for me. :)

SPMiller
06-01-2009, 03:22 AM
There are no doubt several websites scattered across teh Intrawebz that will automatically generate (and host) pretty images when given current and target word counts. Google is your friend.

What I don't understand is how all these writers know ahead of time how long their book is going to be.

Jenifer
06-01-2009, 04:20 AM
What I don't understand is how all these writers know ahead of time how long their book is going to be.

I've worn a bloody spot in my scalp over that one. It must be something the "real" writers can do... probably not the only reason I'm still batting minor league. ;)

Parametric
06-01-2009, 04:28 AM
There are no doubt several websites scattered across teh Intrawebz that will automatically generate (and host) pretty images when given current and target word counts. Google is your friend.

What I don't understand is how all these writers know ahead of time how long their book is going to be.

They guess. If their projection changes, they update the picture with a new target.

jodiodi
06-01-2009, 05:14 AM
If you're targeting a specific publisher in a specific genre, there are guidelines for how many words the publisher want in a book. Hence, you target that word count.

jodiodi
06-01-2009, 05:18 AM
I tried inserting again, and, of course, it didn't work. I give up.

Matera the Mad
06-01-2009, 05:52 AM
The site that has the thingie probably has a link or button somewhere with the word "HELP" on it. Look for it and click it.

vrabinec
06-01-2009, 04:56 PM
Testing. Testing.

vrabinec
06-01-2009, 04:57 PM
Nope, didn't work just posting a link. Screw it. It's not that clever. Besides, my 14% done is depressing.