Getting Your Head Around the Wordcount

Rena George Word counts, Writers, Writing 4 Comments

I was planning to write a post today about wordcounts, and how some authors can manage a colossal output. For instance, best selling crime writer, Kerry Wilkinson, produces FOUR of his phenomenally successful DI Jessica Daniel books a year. (I don’t think he sleeps) But the prolific Val McDermid is comfortable with just one of her blockbusting novels a year. (This is her recent interview with Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Check it out. It’s brilliant!) Now I love writing …

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – And Another Pocket Novel!

Rena George Pocket Novels, The People's Friend, Uncategorized, Word counts 6 Comments

       This is Bridlington from the clifftop on a sparkly, frosty Yorkshire morning. I love Christmas, but it doesn’t half take its toll on the writing. There are  puddings to make, shopping to be done, decorations to put up, pantomimes to attend, menus to plan, cupboards to tidy….you get my drift? The upshot being that the writing schedule has taken a tumble. My current WIP – a pocket novel for The People’s Friend – is half written. The plan was …

How to Write 10,000 Words a Day…(I wish)

Rena George Word counts 11 Comments

 How many words can you write in a day – 2,000w, 5,000w, 10,000w? I suppose most of us are in the 1,000w to 2,000w bracket. And if you can achieve this, day in day out, then that’s not a bad result…unless, of course, there’s a way of doing better. Chrissie Loveday, a writer I really admire, revealed in a recent comment on The Pocketeers blog that she could, on a good day, achieve 5,000 words. And Sally Quilford, one of …