More to satisfy my need for public benchmarking than to address any
particular interest of yours, here is a status update in my WIP,
It's at 97K, with another two small scenes to write. These are
bridging scenes to provide some time to pass between a couple of key
events. I could just make this happen by adding a single phrase like,
"Four days later..." but I need to bump up the drama in one if the
I need to do a full read-through with fresh eyes before I send it off
to my beta readers. If I were able to read it out loud, that would be
the best approach. However, at a normal reading pace, a book this
length would take about 16 hours to do. I'm not sure I could do it in
even two solid days of vocal work. I wanted to have this sent off to
my betas by June 1; taking an extra week for a vocal run and
associated rewrites might just be doing work that I'd have to re-do
once I get their comments back.
I haven't done a full spellcheck in this yet, either. yWriter has a
rudimentary spellcheck, but it doesn't have much of a correction
system. It's one of the things I dislike, but it won't be fixed
anytime soon. I'll have to export to Word, spellcheck, then re-import
back to yWriter for more edits. Clunky, and prompts Scrivener envy.
I started out with 90K as the goal, but if it runs between 90 and 100,
I'll be OK with it. I expect the betas to want some cut back and
So there you have it.
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