1-6-6-6 NaNoWriMo in numbers

I have recently realised that while challenging myself to the annual writers’ challenge of hitting 50,000 in a month, the numbers 1-6-6-6 repeatedly occur.

  • 1,666.66 The minimum number of words required every day to complete 50,000 in 3o days (the most obvious).
  • 16.66 The number of chapters if I write a minimum of 3,000 words per chapter. 16 X 3000 words + a 17th chapter of 2000 words.
  • 16.66 My “average” words per minute, if I write 1,000 words in an hour. (Lower than my actual typing speed because of rests, stopping to think and editing slight changes.)

By the way, apart from this little distraction, I am doing well so far in my challenge and I will post a full post about it when I complete it and one if I make it available in print and kindle.

NaNoWriMo plan

I intend on writing a NaNoWriMo this November 2013. That’s National Novel Writer’s Month, or to simplify 50,000 in 30 days, that’s 1666 words a day to write a new novel in a short space of time (obviously this doesn’t include rewrites and final edits later).

I am on track for day 1, I hope to write every day and complete this challenge, something I have been wanting to do for five years since I wrote Will to Forgive as a practice half sized one in 2008 and now I have the chance (I hope) to do the full one.

I won’t spoil the plot, but basically I have a rough idea of the story and probably won’t be writing anything of my medieval fantasy novel if I’m working on this challenge, which also means if I succeed my medieval fantasy might not end up being my novel #3, but we’ll see and I can’t predict how long editing will take and I am certainly still going to write the other one at some point.