Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Final Word Counts from the Go Teen Writers Word War
It's Jill! Hello! Congrats on finishing the word war!
So how did you do this past week? Add up your word counts for each day and type the grand total in the comments below. Here are our results. Remember, Stephanie and Shannon weren't word warring. They were edit warring.
Stephanie finished her first edit. (Whoo hoo!) Then she started again on a second edit and made it half of the way through.
Shannon finished the first draft of her new novel. (Yay!) Then she almost did a complete edit!
I finished my first draft of King's Folly before lunch on Monday! (So, so happy.) I typed 32,033 words on it to finish. Next week I'll start edits.
Steph and Shannon helped me come up with some great ideas for my Achan and Vrell novella. I'm tentatively calling in The Journal of Ancient Kings. That name might change, of course, but it's better than calling it "Achan and Vrell novella."
And since I got done a bit early, I started working on Broken Trust. Writing Spencer's point of view was a fun way to end the weekend. The guy just cracks me up. In the end, typed 4417 words on Broken Trust.
So my grand word war total was 36,450 words. Whew!
And we all got to type THE END on our stories.
Thanks to everyone who participated. We knew you were writing with us, and that really helped motivate us to make the most of our writing retreat. We're proud of you all!