This week on the RWW Blog Hop, Lyra Parish asks:
How many words have you published or written?
Wow! That's a really interesting question!
Let's take the easiest answer first. I have published about 215,000 words, if we are talking strictly my three romance novels. That may sound like a lot, but it less than one Diana Gabaldon book in the Outlander series! But I still remember how amazed I was when I finished my first book. It was 55,000 words, and I had sweat over every single one. I was (and am) still so proud of it! I am hoping to bump up that published total soon, as my fourth romance is just about ready to be published. It will add another 80,000 words to my total.
Now, if we move on to the second part of the questions – how may words have I written? – I don't think I could even calculate the answer. For every word that makes it into a finished manuscript, I've probably written or re-written at least that many. And then when you take into account the job I held for most of my professional life – a TV commercial writer/producer – well, then you've got to had hundreds of thousands more.
How many words has Leslie Hachtel written? Find out here!