Monday, October 25, 2010

Write or Die

I've decided to try NaNoWriMo again. I figure that if I discipline myself I should be able to write for at least some time in the morning and the night. It will mean some changes. I will have to get up earlier and I will have to change what I do in the night but I think it is doable.

I took the goal of 50,000 words and and divided it by 31 to see how many words per day I would need to shoot for and it works out to be approximately 1667 words per day. If I write twice a day I would need to write approximately 834 words a session. I was thinking I'd probably need about an hour per session.

This morning I decided to use Write or Die to get an idea of how many words I could write in an hour. I didn't get up early this morning so I didn't actually have an hour to spare so I decided to see what I could write in 20 minutes and then just multiply that by 3 to see what I could write in an hour.

What a surprise I got!