For week 23 of the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop, the prompt is:
Word Counts Matter. How much? How often?
I’m a numbers person. Back in school, I did pretty well on standardized tests of verbal skills — but much better in number skills. It’s no surprise, then, that I create several spreadsheets for each WIP. One spreadsheet helps me keep track of my daily word counts and spurs me to write more. Another tracks information about each chapter.
I’m almost ashamed to show you this example from my current WIP, Secrets of Love and War, because my word counts have been so weak, but … what the heck. Promise you won’t think less of me?
You’ll notice that there are some days where I write nothing. Listing those days in black and white shames me, even though I’m the only one to see them (usually).
It’s kind of like Weight Watchers. The more honest you are ajbout writing down your daily totals, the most weight you’ll lose . . . or books you’ll write.
What about you? Do you keep track of word counts? Does it help you keep your nose to the keyboard?
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