Journal Entry

Monday, July 27, 2009

Resilience tag cloud

The first draft of the novel is currently at 92,643 words.

It looks kinda like this:

(tag cloud by Wordle)

Posted by benrosen at July 27, 2009 10:04 PM | Up to blog
Comments

Is that a completed first draft? If so, congratulations!!!

Posted by: Mary Anne Mohanraj at July 27, 2009 10:57 PM

How do I get your fancy spreadsheet...? =)

Posted by: Jenny Rae Rappaport at July 28, 2009 07:08 AM

Alas, nowhere near done yet!

Jenny, I'll give you a copy of the spreadsheet if you want...

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at July 28, 2009 08:28 AM

Love this kind of illustration of a text!

Congrats on the progress!

Posted by: Lise A at July 28, 2009 12:32 PM

I would love to have a copy of the spreadsheet! Can you e-mail it to me?

Posted by: Jenny Rae Rappaport at July 28, 2009 06:54 PM

That's awesome - I've been checking in on the spreadsheet now -- I find it strangely re-assuring, both for the progress and the down days.
I'd be interested to know how you're calculating the 'left to go' data -- based on chapter outlines?
I love the name 'Squell'.

Posted by: Ben Parzybok at July 28, 2009 09:04 PM

I have no chapter outlines, Ben! "Left to go" is based on a totally arbitrary guess of 120k for how long a first draft might be. Which makes the whole thing a bit iffy, I know.

By the way, I just read 'Couch' and I loved it!

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at July 29, 2009 01:25 PM

Ah shucks, that's fun.
120k words seems like it'd have a nice feel to it. Couch ended up at somewhere around 98k and felt a tad insubstantial (at least compared to how my ego had pictured it in book form).

Posted by: Ben Parzybok at July 29, 2009 06:39 PM
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