Adding up Talyn

By Holly Lisle

I’ve been slicing Talyn into manageable bites — a 250,000 word novel requires considerable slicing, but I’ve managed to get the thing down to size. Here’s the breakdown.

209 words per page

250,000 words due
8592 words done
241408 words remaining

1200 pages total
10 pages per scene, 4 scenes per chapter

120 scenes
30 chapters
30 days set aside to revise completed manuscript
195 days (starting tomorrow) to write book

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Pages per day
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Seven days a week (195 days) 6 ppd
Six days a week (156 days) 8 ppd
Five days a week (130 days) 9.5 ppd

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Words per day
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Seven days a week (195 days) 1254 wpd
Six days a week (156 days) 1672 wpd
Five days a week (130 days) 1986 wpd

ACTUAL WRITING GOAL — 10 ppd, 2090 wpd

NOTE: Some padding has been worked into these numbers to give me a bit of invisible breathing room. I figured all counts as if none of the book were yet written.

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