Following Jessica‘s lead, I’m posting my chart comparing this year’s word count each day to last year.
Why it’s so different?
- Last year’s novel followed the quest archetype, which meant I had a bit of a built-in outline, but this year I started with a very basic concept with few plot points.
- Last year I worked part time, about 6 hours a week being average. This year I am working full-time (yay!) and therefore had a lot less free time in my day (boo!).
- Last year I got engaged November 17 and just wanted to finish as soon as possible. This year I’m living with my fiance and have to juggle my free time with when he’s home (I find it a lot easier to write when I’m alone).
- Last year I met with Aimee (Poughkeepsie area ML) Tuesdays in addition to write-ins every Sunday. We had a lot of great back-and-forth convos about our novels. This year I went to the Poughkeepsie kick-off party, one write-in down in Westchester, and a couple IM convos with Aimee (and one with my cousin’s daughter) and that’s it.
My mom wanted to leave you a comment but she doesn't have a google account. She enjoyed seeing your comparative chart and she wanted me to congratulate you on finishing two novels! She also wanted me to let you know that November 17 is an auspicious day. She and my dad were married on November 17 and have remained happily married for 29 years so far. She (and I) wish you a long and happy union as well!