So, I recently joined a group on YWP NaNo called The Super Awesome Writing Club. Its been giving me lots of motivation to write/edit. So I sat down at my computer, opened the NaNo writing program, and stared at my 30K words…
of pure crap.
That’s right, you read that correctly. This is how I turned 30K words into a still shrinking 9K.
I wrote two stories during NaNo. I decided to focus on one called (title in progress) Behind Locker Doors: Middle School Exposed.
…Basically. Why not put my crazy friends to use?
So that already put me down to about 18K.
I was all: “Hey, not too shabby for half of my NaNo WC!”
Happy go lucky-ily, I replaced all my NaNo rambling chapters with the edited chapters, for a grand total of…
6 freakin K.
So I added back in the unedited, in progress chapters… 9K. Just 9K! I was astonished and surprised. What happened to my words of pure gold? I lost half of my word count. Which brings us to the post…