26 November 2009 - 10:53 pm

Milestone: 300,000 words!

Today, the Apocalypse Blog reached 300,00 words! Whoo-hoo!

(For those of you following my NaNoWriMo adventures, this is 300k in total since AB began, not just during November!)

I never thought I’d ever reach a number like that. When I stop and think how much I have struggled to write novels (or to finish them, at least), the fact that I have sustained the AB story for so long, through so many adventures, and clocked up the kind of wordcount – well, it’s boggling. It’s true that you really can surprise yourself if you set your mind on something.

Wordcount wasn’t something I was aiming for when I started this last December. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect when I set out – my goal was a post a day (at least) and that was it. I figured there’d be smaller ones and larger ones… but it turns out that there are a lot more large ones than small! Well, that’s okay. I hope that there isn’t too much fat in there – while it hasn’t been as edited as I would have liked, it has been edited!

I guess we’ll find out next year when I look at rolling AB up into an e-book. Or, considering the size of it, possibly three e-books. Who knows?

300,00 words. I’d like to say that I’ll top that one day, but… well. I’m going to enjoy how this feels first and worry about breaking records another time!

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  1. Rissa Watkins says:

    Happy 300,000 words! It is still as good as ever.

    December 3rd, 2009 at 11:13 am

  2. Mel says:

    Thanks, Rissa! Glad you’re still enjoying it. 😀

    December 3rd, 2009 at 5:34 pm