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2k to 10k: BONUS! How I Wrote a Novel in 12 Days

...What you're seeing here is the Time part of my writing triangle in action. As you can see from the numbers above, I actually wrote the book in nine days because I took the 23rd off and spent the 24th and 25th going back and switching the first three chapters from third person to first, which I count as editing, not writing. But even if we go ahead and count those, it still means that I wrote a novel - a brand new novel with a world and characters I'd never met before July 17th - in 12 days...

Date Hours Written (Total) Word Count Words-Per-Hour (WPH)
7.21.2011 9:00-12:30 (3.5) 3680 1051
7.21.2011 1:30-6:00 (4.5) 5125 1138
7.21.2011 7:30-10:00 (2.5) (10.5 hours total for 7.21) 3877 (11,882) 1550 (1131)
7.22.2011 1:30-6:30 (5) 6004 1200
7.24 - 7.25 (perspective switch)
7.26.2011 8:20-10:20 (2) 1925 962
7.26.2011 1:20-6:00 (4.5) 2194 487
7.26.2011 9:00-10:00 (1) (7.5 hours total for 7.26) 1076 (5195) 1076 (692)
7.27.2011 8:00-11:00 (3) 2527 842
7.27.2011 1:00-6:00 (5) (8 hours total for 7.27) 7215 (9742) 1443 (1217)
7.28.2011 1:00-6:00 (5) 6372 1062
7.29.2011 8:30-11:30 (3) 3836 1278
7.29.2011 12:30-6:00 (5.5) (8.5 hours total for 7.29) 7701 (11,537) 1400 (1357)
7.30.2011 5:00-8:30 (3.5) 3373 963
7.31.2011 4:30-8:30 (4) 4509 1127
8.01.2011 8:00-11:30 (3.5) 4069 1627
8.01.2011 1:00-6:30 (5.5) (10 hours total for 8.1) 7203 (11,272) 1359 (1127)
FINAL TOTAL 62 hours 73722 words 1189 wph

Scrivener Template Download

Here is a handy template I've made for Scrivener for use with the techniques mentioned in 2k to 10k. If you need help installing it, here is a great tutorial about how to open downloaded Scrivener templates on your own computer.

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