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I Finished the Novel!

December 17, 2008

Yes. I did. I needs a lot more editing and spell checking and work, of course, but today I have put an end to the story. Today I am also officially done with all my finals/classes. Today is a success.

And now, in celebration of finishing the novel and statistics, here is fun with statistics about the novel!!

+My novel is 77,425 words, according to Word. It’s 106 pages, in Garamond 12pt font, single spaced, 1inch margins. 1313 paragraphs, and 5054 lines.

+I’ve got two Word documents with half of the novel in one and half in the other. Some weird technological issue in the middle of the month…and issues with Google Doc. Don’t ask. But, collectively, I’ve spent 2562 minutes on the novel. Of course that’s not taking into consideration…the hours and hours I spent staring at the thing writing a few words, at the time, or just leaving the Word document open but minimized while procrastinating. Which, admittedly, probably took up half of those minutes. That is 42.7 hours, which makes it an average of writing 1813 words per hour. Which, from word wars, I know, I can write in half an hour, more or less. That’s a lot of procrastination not writing at my actual speed time.

+Google Doc tells me: my Flesch Reading Ease is 78.99, my Flesh-Kincaid Grade Level is 6.0, my Automated Readability Index is 7.0. I don’t really know exactly what those mean, but I took a glance at the wikipedia articles and I feel like this just means my novel is really easy to read. I’m not sure if this is a good thing.

+According to Word, here is what my novel is about in ten sentences: Brown hair, hazel eyes, wicked smile. Time travel.     Our boy smiled. Eyes.  love, “Gabriel.” Gabriel smiled. If the blond boy knew. If anyone knew. The what if.

Sounds pretty accurate.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. ceylanthewriter permalink
    December 17, 2008 5:57 pm

    Congrats! That is amazing!

    Ceylan

  2. jaqueline permalink
    April 19, 2009 11:04 pm

    wow that’s amazing you wrote a whole novel I’m just starting to read your blog now and i was back tracking on your posts and I was just amazed that you wrote an entire novel. Congratulations
    Now it’s non of my business but I’m curious will you be trying to publish it or is it just something for you?

    • Laura permalink
      April 20, 2009 1:54 pm

      thank you! i think it is something i’m going to try to publish eventually, i just haven’t gotten around to the whole editing/submission process yet.

  3. July 10, 2009 4:56 am

    Was this for NaNoWriMo?

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