Story: The Island, Writing Advice

Charting word count by chapters.

Tip of the day: Using Apple’s Pages you can create a graph showing your word count per chapter.

The following example is from my soon-to-be-released novella, The Island.

As you can see from my graph, my chapters begin short but gradually increase in word count toward the middle. Then they began to shorten again as the book progresses toward its conclusion.

This is a helpful way for authors to visualize how any given chapter in their book measures up with other chapters.

Story: The Island

Two words. 

After a long two years and three weeks, I am finally able to announce that today I added those two bittersweet words to my latest book that every author looks forward to, but equally dreads: the end.

Now begins the long and tedious process of editing . . . thanks for your continued patience.