Wednesday, June 05, 2002


I've been doing some calculations. My hoped for word count for PSI Emergency is 70,000, but my original estimation was 65,000 words based on the number of chapters in the outline and the fact that I average 1500 words per chapter. Using these numbers I estimate that if I write 1000 words a day it will take me 29.5 to 34 days to complete the first draft. This is very encouraging!

However, since there are only 15 sections left it also makes the book look as though it may end up short by nearly 7,000 - 12,000 words. This would be bad.