I’m not one for maths. Which makes writing a really good profession for me! And, you would think there isn’t any maths at all tapping out words on a keyboard.
But this is a myth!
I’ve been told a few times, that the only way to make good decisions is to base it around facts.
I know I’ve said before that I have three deadlines next year and if I stop and look at the facts around that statement, then I find, I actually have three deadlines between now, (9th Dec 21 and 30th June 21.)
When I started NaNoWrMo I decided to write two books simultaneously, week about. So book 20 is being written this week and next week will be book 21 and so on and so on. A week is enough time to get into the characters, plot and setting and become immersed back into the pages.
All of that sounds great doesn’t it? Until I worked out that I only had half the time I thought I had because I was writing week about! That spurred me on to work out how many days I had to write each book.
Every book requires about 80,000 words at a minimum. I usually work on about 87,000 to 91,000 words per book.
Back to facts, I have 90,000 words to write in a silly amount of days for book 20, so I’ve divided 90,000 into those days and come up with the amount I need to write per day to get the book finished on time.
Having done this for all three of these, I’ve decided that I’ll be looking forward to taking a month off in July, when I hand them all in.
Funnily enough, it’s not daunting. The projects have been broken down into small bite size pieces, so I’m keen to get cracking and write a few more books for you all! Wish me luck!