Lots of counting in writing

Here’s how I see my current WIP by the numbers:

Daily word counts to keep the manuscript on schedule, or give the illusion of progress.

Overall word count, with plusses and minuses every day. 

Number of times I’ve read the manuscript. 

Number of weeks (months) set aside before the final edit.

Number of working titles. 

Number of revisions I’ll admit to. 

Number of words (by specific example) to be checked and possibly purged.

Number of time the specifics of the murder have been changed.

My numbers look like this: 1,000+/-; 78,000; a gazillion; hmmm, 3; 22; 13, 3 and counting.

What are your writing numbers?


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