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alldis
01-25-2014, 12:20 AM
I haven't completed my WIP yet, but for the first time in my life, I've broken the 100,000 word mark of a draft.

I'd say I'm still about 60K away from completion, then hope to whittle the draft down to 110K during revisions, but for now, I'm just happy I've persevered long enough to get the word count up to six figures.

This concludes my transmission...

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Little Anonymous Me
01-26-2014, 09:02 AM
:partyguy: Congrats! :partyguy:

grayworld
01-26-2014, 02:40 PM
Congratulations, alldis! My first completed manuscript clocked in at over 112,000 words, so I can appreciate the effort you're putting into your work. Best of luck.

Maryn
01-26-2014, 07:30 PM
Good for you! That's a full tenth of a million words, you know, and they say (whoever "they" might be) that you get about as good as you're going to by the millionth original word. You're making excellent progress.

Maryn, pleased for you

mrsmig
01-26-2014, 07:31 PM
Congratulations! That's a major achievement!

alldis
01-27-2014, 12:53 AM
Thanks all, for the kind words.

@maryn
A million words, eh?
I wrote a 93K fantasy in 2003 (which was abysmal) and have had several other stories stall around 40 - 50K, so I think I'm hovering around 400,000 in total. Good to know I've got a ways to go before a million because I'm sure I've still got a mess of improving to do.

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NMEvans
01-27-2014, 01:27 AM
Congratulations!

Koelsong
01-27-2014, 01:53 AM
Well done! That's a significant chunk of words :)

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L. Y.
01-27-2014, 11:19 AM
Congrats! Keep up the hard work!

Phaeal
01-27-2014, 05:33 PM
CGs on the milestone! You sound like a "long" writer like me. I'll typically finish a first draft about a third longer than the finished product.

Better too much than too little, I say. ;)

alldis
01-27-2014, 08:58 PM
CGs on the milestone! You sound like a "long" writer like me. I'll typically finish a first draft about a third longer than the finished product.

Better too much than too little, I say. ;)

I agree. :)
For myself, it's far easier to trim the fat than add the flavour.

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Siri Kirpal
01-30-2014, 08:17 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Congrats on the wordcount!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal