Book Math

11 Oct

Plot ideas too good to pass up: 1
Approximate words written: 125,000
Actual length of MS: 53,500
Times I considered throwing my computer out the window: approx. 10,000
Caffeinated beverages: I can’t count this high
Cookies: See above
Months taken: 7
Play count of “Lovegood” from the HP7 soundtrack: 1035
Famous landmarks twisted for my own crazy purposes: 4
Misappropriated fairy tales: 1
Mad scientists: 1
Evil sorcerers: 1
Mischievous fairies: lots
Gateways to other worlds: 1
Airships damaged: 3
Characters killed: 10 1/2
Dragons: 2

= 1 finished book I’m prouder of than I’ve ever been of anything I’ve written.


Posted by on October 11, 2012 in Uncategorized


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5 responses to “Book Math

  1. Ali Trotta

    October 12, 2012 at 3:57 am

    This just made me so excited for your novel. I can’t even. Just…*crazed muppet flail of joy*

    • emmatrevayne

      October 13, 2012 at 8:19 am

      Hee! I hope it makes its way out into the world! ❤

  2. Natalie C Parker (@nataliecparker)

    October 13, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I was just talking with another 2013 about how many words we throw out before finding the right ones. Glad to know there are more of us. 😉 Congrats again!

    • emmatrevayne

      October 13, 2012 at 8:21 am

      You know, it’s funny, because with CODA there’s VERY little that I threw out. There’s a lot in the final version that wasn’t in the first draft, but not a lot from the first draft that didn’t end up in the final version. Having to write so much extra for this one was a new experience for me, but a good one. A learning one.

      Thank you! It feels fabulous to be done. (And thanks for the comment, too!)


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