Hooray! It’s time for another writing report. I kept forgetting to post this and almost combined it with December, but the report for December will be huge because it’s the end of the year. Therefore, I decided to keep this one separate.

November was a pretty good month. I wrote 19,586 words, which is an average of 652 words a day. That’s not my best count, but it’s certainly not my worst, either. All of that was editing my novel. I’d done a read-through back in October, so I spent November implementing the changes I found. I cut scenes, I moved chapters around, and I wrote entirely new scenes. I also rewrote the entire end of the novel. I’m still not sure if I’m satisfied with it, but I think it’s a lot better than it was before.

So, what’s next? I’m doing another read-through and editing some problem areas I missed the first time around. The problem areas mainly involve pacing (I hate pacing because I’m so bad at it—if anyone has pacing advice for me, please don’t hesitate to share). Once I finish this second edit, I think it’ll be time to show the novel to people. I’m at the point where I can’t see any remaining mistakes because I’ve been looking at this work for so long. I’m terrified of showing it to people, though, so let’s not talk about that right now…

Here’s something exciting: as of the end of November, I wrote a total of 217,929 words so far this year. Not too shabby, if I don’t say so myself!

4 thoughts on “November Writing Report

  1. Congrats on finishing that round of edits!😀 With pacing, Chuck Wendig (I love him for writing advice) has a post about pacing that uses music as an analogy. It might be right up your alley? http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2009/11/02/thou-shalt-not-flatline-managing-pacing-in-fiction/

    I really love seeing these monthly reports. I’m inspired to start something similar in the new year, maybe not on the blog, but certainly for my own records🙂

    1. Excellent, thanks for the link! I will definitely check that out. I’m also glad to hear that you like my monthly reports. Sometimes I worry that they bore people, but if even one other writer is inspired, I feel like I’ve done my job.🙂

      I’m trying to muster up the courage to send my book to Beta Reader #1 tomorrow. Eeeeek!!

      1. I hope you had courage and that the draft was sent! And you’ve totally done your job, i’m inspired. I’m going to make a spreadsheet…

      2. Thanks, I did send it. Having it in the hands of a beta reader is less terrifying than I imagined.😉

        I approve of the spreadsheet. I have one, too, just to let you know.😀

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