How Many Books Have I Drafted?

Since this came up in another post, I thought I’d make a list for you.

  1. Kaler Born – written when I was 14, this is my biggest dumpster fire of a book! 75,000 words.
  2. Shields of Magic – mostly written in notes passed back and forth with a friend, age 15. 30,000 words.
  3. Familiar – made it to 40,000 words or so. College.
  4. Remembering Rowan – 10,000 words and a lot of it was done in comic format. College.
  5. Lost and Found – 2010 first NaNoWriMo – I won. 50,000 words.
  6. Damp – NaNoWriMo 2011, win. 65,000 words. First time I reached ‘The End’.
  7. World Without – Camp Nano 2012, win. 50,000 words. Fear (continuation of World Without) NaNo 2012, win. 50,000 words. It’s really one book.
  8. Haughty – Nano 2014 and Camp Nano 2015. 100,000 words. First novel I revised, using Holly Lisle’s How to Revise a Novel class.
  9. Hooty McFlappyFlaps – Nano 2015, 50,000 words. Did not finish.
  10. Still Water – Camp Nano 2018 started, first novel published. 114,000 words.
  11. Murky Water – 1st half written building a writing habit, 2nd half NaNo 2021. 114,000 words, in revision now.
  12. Girlie – Next slotted novel, planning to write first half this November.

The general saying is that you won’t be GOOD at writing until you’ve written ONE MILLION WORDS.

Short stories, I have 15,000 or words in, easily, although likely a fair bit more than that.

I’ve written roughly 763,000 words.

I’m getting there! *smile*


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