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    40000 words

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    I just wanted to brag to someone over 40000 words written and backed up. :)
     
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    That's really awesome, well done. :) How many are you working towards?
     
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    Well I don't know if this considered cheating but about a year ago I wrote a movie script, it burned me that so much detail is left out of movie script. So now it's becoming a book (and a script is working as a great outline), the script is 180 pages (kinda standard for a movie) I'm on page 50 of the script. I'm hoping to come out around 80 to 90 k worth of word when it all said and done. I've been writing the second story of my trilogy in long hand, in a notebook at work; in script form.
     
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    it's mind boggling how they used to write books; in long hand or typewritten - i'd love to see their edits!
     
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    Each of the Paris Review writer interviews begins with a photo of a manuscript page by that writer. These have gotten a bit boring these days, because everyone uses word processors, but the older interviews show fascinating pages - handwritten, lots of stuff scribbled out, stuff added between lines and in margins, and so on. These manuscripts look like works of art in themselves.

    That's one reason I like writing by hand. The manuscripts have character.
     
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    Scissors and glue. Seriously. Where do you think "cut and paste" comes from?
    There was an old author who still did this until he couldn't write anymore. He'd write in longhand, have his secretary type it up, then he'd take the scissors to it and glue together new pages. They'd go back and forth like that until he had a manuscript ready for the publisher. This wasn't eccentric behavior; this was how he'd been doing it for 60 years.
     
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    my manuscript is colorful, full of details i plan on going in and exploring later. different color for things that will be linked in number 2, different color for number 3. I plan on linking the names and important stuff to other files a wiki I'm developing.
     
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    I reached 60000 words tonight, and last week I posted when I reached 40000 words.
    I was wondering if this was a good pace for someone that spends a lot of time looking at a screen.
     
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    Thats impressive going
     
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    That works out to almost 3000 words per day, every day. That's exhausting. If you can regularly keep that kind of pace, you should be rather prolific.
     
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    thank you, I was hoping to get an answer like that.
    I had to look up prolific (I'm slow some times)
     
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    I wrote 45K in the last week of NaNoWriMo after the first 3 weeks passed uninspired. By the end of Dec I had ~130K two book rough draft.

    Now, a year and 3 months later, the first book is about 3/4 done. So I guess it depends on what your 60K words are.

    Either way, I agree, makes you want to share your progress. Good for you.
     
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    NaNoWriMo I don't know what this is.
    I started my story years ago while deployed, started as a script wrote the orignal, and a sequel in script form. I think this really helps me flow into more details. The script is like a very detailed out line, I could see myself doing this again in the third and final story in my disclosure series. took me since November of 2012 to get to 40k.
     
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