DebE —  June 25, 2011 — Leave a comment

That’s today’s word count so far. Putting Chapter 14 at 1,092 (I did some editing).

Overall total: 55,626

I’m feeling good about this pace. It sets me up to have a completed first draft of approximately 80,000 words (a good length for a first novel, apparently) by mid-August, but hopefully the end of July. That is the kind of timetable I have set myself. All going well, I will achieve it. Whoop!




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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