It's almost that most magical time of year -- NaNo WriMo!!! For those of you not familiar with NaNo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it comes around every November. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Whew, trust me when I say this is not easy!! But you can also trust me when I say it's incredibly fun. I participated in NaNo WriMo for the first time back in 2007, shortly after I quit my job teaching music at an Elementary School in order to pursue my lifelong … [Read more...] about Tracking NaNo WriMo Word Count in My Bullet Journal
Happy Friday everyone! Hope you had a great week and a fun weekend planned ahead. My weekend is going to be all about final edits on DEMONS FOREVER! Yes! I finally have finished a lot of the rewrites I needed to do on the beginning and in the middle of the book. Tonight as soon as Andrew goes to sleep, I will start at the very beginning and go all the way through the book, rewriting any scenes that don't work and tweaking things until they feel right. I am putting up a fresh word … [Read more...] about Demons Forever Final Edits!
In the traditional publishing world, word count for young adult novels is all over the place. The Twilight Saga books are each over 100,000 words. Books like Kate Brian's Private series are more around the 65,000-75,000 word count. Most websites and agents place a typical YA manuscript between 45,000-80,000 words. Here is what Agent Colleen Lindsay says about YA:YA fiction = For mainstream YA, anywhere from about 45k to 80k; paranormal YA or YA fantasy can occasionally run as high as 120k but … [Read more...] about The Word Count Issue