Another NaNoWriMo WIN!

Another NaNoWriMo WIN!

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The title says it all.

Since 2005, I’ve done NaNoWriMo (AKA National Novel Writing Month) nine times, skipping years 2006 and 2009. Of those 9 attempts, I’ve won 8 times, and lost once (writing just over 31000 words in 2014).

Because I love math (I have a degree in mathematics) I needed to summarize my participation with a whole pile of statistics.

First, a chart that summarizes the total number of words I wrote during each participating November.

NaNo yr9 totals chart (2)

Notice that in 2013 I wrote WAY MORE than 50,000 words. That was the year I rented a cottage for a week for a solo writing retreat, during which I wrote 40,482 words in 6 days.

Next, I give you two charts for 2015!

First, my daily word counts for 2015 (note I excluded the days I didn’t write any words at all).

NaNo yr9 table 2

And second, my word count highs and lows for 2015:

NaNo yr9 table1

Also, because I was curious and because I am THAT much of a mathie, I analyzed my productivity week-by-week, and compared that productivity on a year-by-year basis, all summarized in this chart:

NaNo yr9 byweek

As you can see, this year I had a great start and then fell apart in the second week, forcing me to work extra hard in the second half of November to catch up and win.

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