Friday, 26 April 2019

A to Z Blogging Challenge: W is for Word Count

Happy Friday! It's almost the weekend and it's almost the end of the month, which means it's payday for my family. I can't tell you how long a month it's been. But it's as if this payday has renewed my energy and enthusiasm and I can't wait to get started on this post about W for Word Count.

a to z blogging challenge 2019

There are some Nanowrimo posts that are really obvious and this is one of them. When I started this challenge I got a pen and paper and listed all the letters of the alphabet. Then I wrote possible choices for posts next to those letters. This was one of the first that my eyes were drawn to because Nanowrimo is all about word counts. Fifty thousand words to be exact.

If you're a Nano-rebel, and there are more and more of them every year, you could set your own word count. Perhaps you just want to write a new novella, so you could set the word count you're aiming for to 30,000 or maybe you want to stretch yourself a little bit more than 50,000 and you set it at 70,000 or 90,000 instead. I know people who have aimed for 50,000 words worth of blogs, or 30 poems in one month instead (although OctoPoWriMo is apparently a thing, so I don't know how popular the poetry thing is now). 

Personally, I like to stick to the 50,000 words target and I like to aim for the 1,666 words per day, because that's the average you'd have to write to get to 50,000 words in a 30 day month. If you participate in Nanowrimo, have you ever set yourself a longer or shorter challenge? Let me know in the comment box below.

nanowrimo word count

As you can see, I've totally given up on trying to squeeze 1,000 words out of every post topic, but that's ok. This blog wasn't started to please Google and get indexed on their site. It was re-started by me as a place to share ideas and offer writing tips. And I feel like I'm doing that already.

Tomorrow I'm writing about X for Xeric, which is related to Nanowrimo, I assure you, even if it doesn't sound like it. Then there's a break on Sunday for a poem. Over on Rock Paper Spirit today I'm writing about W for Wealth and Abundance.

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