Wednesday, December 13, 2006

It's Only Words...

I just looked through the scattered pieces of writing I have on my harddrive at my latest drafts, and this is what I find:

Introduction 4,621 words
Chapter 1 12,473
Chapter 2 17,986
Chapter 3 8,227
Chapter 4 17,210
Chapter 5 19,396
Chapter 6 9,557

Total 89,470 words

Now, some of this stuff is very rough - indeed some of it may not even be coherent, lifted straight from my MPhil thesis or duplicated between different chapters - but it's a stunning reminder that I really need to be focusing on redrafting and revising, the time has come for quality not quantity!

1 comment:

  1. I began today. I have circa. 1000 words, not counting the MPhil stuff which will doubtlessly all have to be re-written anyway.