I’ve been writing a lot this year. Sure, there have been dry valleys, but when my muse catches an idea she’s full steam ahead! Curious how much I had written I did a little research. Since January I’ve written 213,000 words.
What does this mean? An average novel is between 60,000 and 100,000 words. My average is between 70,000 and 80,000, though some of my first drafts are longer or shorter. This narrows down to three and a quarter novels. Three are Adult Contemporary Romances, one (the quarter) is a New Adult Contemporary Romance.
Granted, these are all first drafts that need a heavy amount of editing. Still I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished. Each story has a little piece of me in them, and I love the characters and the plots.
Next step is for my muse to stop coming up with new ideas and let me finish editing. She’s on board, right after I finish writing the New Adult novel…