Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Word Count Wednesday

Well, with the amount of deleting and adding and revising I've done, my word count didn't amount to much. I think I'm addicted to revising this manuscript. I know I should stop, but I just can't. I tell myself this will be the last time, but the next day I'm there again, with that handy delete key and another idea for how things should go.


The good news is I still like my story. Sometimes after I've revised it to death I start to hate the story and all its characters, so maybe that's a sign that I'm still okay.

My word count for this week sure wasn't okay, though, and I'm hoping to do better next week.

How did you do?


Rebecca Belliston said...

I have the same issue of being addicted to revising. I keep telling myself the ms is getting better, but who knows. As far as word count, since I started cutting my manuscript, I've added 1500 words. Yes, I realize I'm going the wrong way.

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

I've started a new book and the number of times I've revised the first chapter is seriously disturbing. I need to push on to chapter two, but I can't seem to summon the nerve. Rather silly of me, I think.

Debra Erfert said...

I didn't work on my WIP this week. Instead, I critiqued two manuscripts for my on-line group. One was just over 50K and the other was 86K. I had fun with both, but it didn't further my writing at all.

Melanie Goldmund said...

I'm having a crisis with my writing, so I'm taking a break while I deal with it.

Stephanie Black said...

I'm making some good progress on my fourth-draft revisions. I'm 2/3 of the way through the manuscript--yay!

Sarah Pearson said...

Let's just say I'm consistent, and leave it at that :-)

I don't think you can worry about word count when you're revising, you can't do everything! Glad to hear you're almost there :-)

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Rebecca, that's funny because I'm sure every writer out there can identify with that!

Kimberly, I always tell myself that the first chapter will change as the story goes anyways, so I might as well get on with it. Does yours always stay the same?

Debra, you are so sweet to critique for others. I love that about you. :)

Melanie, good for you for recognizing it and taking the break. We're here for you!

Stephanie, YAY! That's awesome.

Sarah, you are such a great support for me. Thank you!