NaNoWriMo: Day 2

Day 2: 1,567 words.
Daily Average: 1133
Total: 2,267 words.

Note: In double-spaced courier (the most commonly requested format for novel submission) I’ve written 15 pages.

If I write 1100 words/day for the next 28 days, I’ll have written a total of 33,067 words.
If I write 1500 words/day for the next 28 days, I’ll have written a total of 44,267 words.
If I continue to double my word count every day, on the Ides of November alone, I will write over 3 million words. That is unlikely.

0 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: Day 2

  1. Jim H

    In case you were wondering, an average published novel is 120,000 words, so you might want to triple or quadruple your writing time if you actually want a rough draft after 1 month

  2. John

    NaNoWriMo officially only requires 50,000 words. It’s the equivalent of 200 pages, which is admittedly somewhat short for a novel, but I’ve read novels shorter, and they weren’t all YA. The average novel published used to be 120,000 words when attention spans were longer, but that’s 480 pages, and it’s no longer the average. It’s probably between 75,000-100,000 now. (Unless your name is Stephen King or JK Rowling.)


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