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Word Count

I have to stop for the night with writing, I feel random words are just being typed without much thought or forward thinking as I’d like so rather than waste time going down a dead avenue I will rest and continue tomorrow.

I’ve done nearly 400 words this evening, my character is having a phone call and is about to embark on a new stage in his life, unfortunately there’s going to be a big misunderstanding and I can’t wait to write that!

I might try and add a word count ticker to my blog at some point, just so I can see the total progress in numbers, I think my readers might like to see a running total too, Like if you agree.



"I loved writing as a child, loved making up silly stories. They came built-in to my brain, almost like an Ikea instruction manual. The focus these days is to figure out how to now turn them into books" Tanya Butler, June 2018

7 thoughts on “Word Count

  1. I get super into word count! It makes me happy to track my progress. But I agree, sometimes I’m tired and just writing things I’ll have to rewrite so it isn’t always worth it.


      1. Good call. And I forgot, Microsoft word has a word count which tracks every single word you write. I’ve used the word count on google docs but you have to hit refresh. I usually shoot for 1000 words in the hopes of going over when I sit down to write. But I have to be in the right mindset to be productive. Have fun!

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      2. Yeah I have that visible but then I make notes unrelated to the end goal and then need to exclude those at the end when counting. Thanks, looking forward to seeing an update from you soon!

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  2. I feel your pain. I’m always impressed with people who hit the word count they set their sites on. I usually stop writing when my thoughts stop coming … or my sleepy head hits the keyboard. 😊

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