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Monday, October 22, 2012

NaNoWriMo Tips: Production Schedule

NaNoWriMo is almost upon us.

I like to keep a daily output in mind as I work through November. So here are the numbers to shoot for.

Even though my Word program gives me the WC on each document, I still like to think in terms of page lengths. Here’s how I do it:

Keep each page to 250 words/page. Use Courier New 12, double space your lines, indent your paragraphs. For NaNo, we need to average 1,667 words/day x 30 days = 50K WC.

In pages, that’s ~200 total, about 6.5 daily, set up as indicated above. Enjoy!

Denise Barker, author + blogger + copy editor

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