Friday, November 16, 2007

Another Week, Another Fifty Cents

I am soooo glad this week is over. The Real Job (tm) has been mind-numbingly dull for quite some time.

So, saw an interesting post on the Bookends Blog today regarding how to figure word count. Now, knowing that I have a particular obsession with the subject, we'll look at my current predicament.

Per MS Word's nifty wordcount feature, my book is 50,300 words (give or take, and pre-revision). Per the 250-per-page method, my book is 61,750 words! (It should be obvious which count I prefer.)

Apparently, some agents prefer the 'real' word count, others prefer the estimated one. But, for those who don't specify, can I please use the estimated one? It just makes me feel better about myself.

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