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My little plan to hit 100,000 words was derailed by needing to sleep on the night of the 29th; at that stage I had reached 86,000, and I really needed to be closer to 91,000. I wrote about 7,000 words on the last day, but there was no way I was going to be able to write 14,000. I had given up on the idea of a sprint to the end by about 8 pm, and went back to my usual style this month, trying to write a reasonable quality of first draft, rather than slavishly chasing after the word count.


Stats:
Title, Copyright, Dedication, Foreword, Dramatis Personæ, 23 paragraphs, 1032 words
Prologue, 15 paragraphs, 804 words
Chapter 1, 36 paragraphs, 2344 words
Chapter 2, 50 paragraphs, 2561 words
Chapter 3, 34 paragraphs, 2000 words
Chapter 4, 31 paragraphs, 2248 words
Chapter 5, 36 paragraphs, 2410 words
Chapter 6, 51 paragraphs, 2219 words
Chapter 7, 91 paragraphs, 3660 words
Chapter 8, 99 paragraphs, 3442 words
Chapter 9, 66 paragraphs, 2423 words
Chapter 10, 55 paragraphs, 1689 words
Chapter 11, 28 paragraphs, 1378 words
Chapter 12, 82 paragraphs, 1831 words
Chapter 13, 46 paragraphs, 1410 words
Chapter 14, 97 paragraphs, 3429 words
Chapter 15, 111 paragraphs, 2792 words
Chapter 16, 16 paragraphs, 663 words [most of this chapter not written yet]
Chapter 17, 87 paragraphs, 2247 words
Chapter 18, 32 paragraphs, 1420 words
Chapter 19, 44 paragraphs, 1924 words
Chapter 20, 102 paragraphs, 3711 words
Chapter 21, 101 paragraphs, 4385 words
Chapter 22, 60 paragraphs, 3069 words
Chapter 23, 85 paragraphs, 3995 words
Chapter 24, 62 paragraphs, 2321 words [part of this chapter not written yet]
Chapter 25, 23 paragraphs, 1358 words [part of this chapter not written yet]
Chapter 26, 42 paragraphs, 1920 words [short part of this chapter not written yet]
Chapter 27, 5 paragraphs, 119 words [synopsis only]
Chapter 28, 1 paragraph, 51 words [syn.]
Chapter 29, 3 paragraphs, 20 words [syn.]
Chapter 30, 1 paragraph, 11 words [syn.]
Chapter 31, 3 paragraphs, 19 words [syn.]
Chapter 32, 8 paragraphs, 120 words [syn.]
Chapter 33, 19 paragraphs, 626 words [first part of chapter written, plus synopsis]
Chapter 34, 8 paragraphs, 222 words [syn.]
Chapter 35, 2 paragraphs, 49 words [syn.]
Chapter 36, 97 paragraphs, 3101 words [most of chapter written]
Chapter 37, 4 paragraphs, 93 words [syn.]
Chapter 38, 6 paragraphs, 165 words [syn.]
Chapter 39, 6 paragraphs, 136 words [syn.]
Chapter 40, 3 paragraphs, 92 words [syn., including the not-at-all anachronistic word omnomnom]
Chapter 41, 4 paragraphs, 172 words [syn.]
Chapter 42, 3 paragraphs, 116 words [syn.]
Chapter 43, 5 paragraphs, 175 words [syn.]
Chapter 44, 3 paragraphs, 109 words [syn.]
Chapter 45, 3 paragraphs, 162 words [syn.]
Chapter 46, 13 paragraphs, 405 words [synopsis of a significant conversation]
Chapter 47, 5 paragraphs, 127 words [syn.]
Chapter 48, 5 paragraphs, 152 words [syn.]
Chapter 49, 4 paragraphs, 153 words [syn.]
Chapter 50, 1 paragraph, 77 words [syn.]
Chapter 51, 5 paragraphs, 244 words [syn.]
Chapter 52, 1 paragraph, 77 words [syn.]
Chapter 53, 1 paragraph, 59 words [syn.]
Chapter 54, 20 paragraphs, 747 words [about 500 words of start of chapter, plus synopsis of rest]
Chapter 55, 4 paragraphs, 147 words [syn.]
Chapter 56, 3 paragraphs, 109 words [syn.]
Chapter 57, 2 paragraphs, 72 words [syn.]
Chapter 58, 3 paragraphs, 111 words [syn.]
Chapter 59, 3 paragraphs, 83 words [syn.]
Chapter 60, 7 paragraphs, 170 words [syn.]
Chapter 61, 11 paragraphs, 242 words [syn.]
Chapter 62, 10 paragraphs, 206 words [syn.]
Chapter 63, 8 paragraphs, 137 words [syn.]
Chapter 64, 5 paragraphs, 102 words [syn.]
Chapter 65, 12 paragraphs, 277 words [synopsis plus one conversation]
Chapter 66, 64 paragraphs, 1542 words [“le merde” has hit “le fan”, lengthy conversation in synopsis]
Chapter 67, 2 paragraphs, 79 words [syn.]
Chapter 68, 53 paragraphs, 928 words [mostly scripted dialogue]
Chapter 69, 7 paragraphs, 214 words [syn.]
Chapter 70, 2 paragraphs, 78 words [syn.]
Chapter 71, 7 paragraphs, 195 words [syn.]
Chapter 72, 5 paragraphs, 242 words [syn.]
Chapter 73, 7 paragraphs, 345 words [syn.]
Chapter 74, 21 paragraphs, 700 words [synopsis plus one conversation]
Chapter 75, 4 paragraphs, 168 words [syn.]
Chapter 76, 2 paragraphs, 173 words [syn.]
Chapter 77, 15 paragraphs, 316 words [synopsis plus one short conversation]
Chapter 78, 3 paragraphs, 90 words [syn.]
Chapter 79, 1 paragraph, 65 words [syn.]
Chapter 80, 9 paragraphs, 221 words [synopsis plus one short conversation]
Chapter 81, 71 paragraphs, 1176 words [synopsis plus dialogue of confrontation]
Chapter 82, 26 paragraphs, 531 words [synopsis of conversation]
Chapter 83, 10 paragraphs, 176 words [syn.]
Chapter 84, 11 paragraphs, 128 words [syn.]
Chapter 85, 95 paragraphs, 1645 words [synopsis plus multiple dialogue]
Chapter 86, 35 paragraphs, 591 words [synopsis of conversation]
Chapter 87, 17 paragraphs, 223 words [syn.]
Chapter 88, 34 paragraphs, 953 words [synopsis plus dialogue]
Chapter 89, 141 paragraphs, 2873 words [synopsis of three extensive conversations]
Chapter 90, 92 paragraphs, 1686 words [synopsis of multiple conversations of different lengths]
Chapter 91, 5 paragraphs, 161 words [syn.]
Chapter 92, 6 paragraphs, 95 words [syn.]
Chapter 93, 11 paragraphs, 176 words [syn.]
Afterword, 50 paragraphs, 3248 words


If I printed it out as a paperback novel (my PDF is set to have approximately the same line/word count as a paperback) it would currently be 340 pages. And I'd say I'm only halfway there!
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daharja
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Time:2008-12-01 02:23 am (UTC)
Well, you DO know that Michael and I want a PDF or similar, don't you!

As an aside, are you guys still planning to drop into Dunnez next year? Because if you are, I suspect that David Burchell would like to catch up with you and have a chat about muso-geeky stuff!
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phi1ip
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Time:2008-12-01 02:51 am (UTC)
Well, I would send you one now, though as you'd notice most of the "chapters" in the stats are marked as "synopsis only" and you wouldn't want to read the majority of the novel as though it were a laundry list.

If 93 chapters looks daunting, you may have noticed the 22 complete chapters have varied in size from 1300 to 4300 words, and I suspect a number of the later ones will be quite small, and aren't capable of major expansion with introducing padding - and when the rest of it is that long, why would one want to?

Anyway, I’ll send you the Introductory matter and up to Chapter 15, since there have been hardly any changes since about the middle of the month; though as I explained in the other e-mail I sent, you may wish to postpone reading it for various reasons :)

Still hoping to get to Dunnez next year - should that be the French pronunciation? In the meantime you should tell David Burchell to look me up at CPDL, and also the International Sheet Music Library Project:

http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:_Legge%2C_Philip

He can correspond directly with me using the various e-mail addresses there.
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(Anonymous)
Subject:nothing to do with this journal!
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Time:2008-12-11 09:04 pm (UTC)
Hi Philip,
just tried to contact you via your home page email I reached via Choral wiki. Emails are bouncing back as daemons..even though I replaced the 1 with l. I am leader of a choir and have a question about Macs. Would it be possible for you to email me so that I can then ask my question back? Sorry to be so roundabout. I'm at morningsong(at)iinet(dot)net(dot)au Fully understand if you don't want to risk contacting a complete stranger - Google (australia) "morningsong" and that's me. - Jane
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