Another NaNoWriMo WIN!

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.

The Epic Reveal…

And now, the reveal you’ve all been waiting for…

new-eg-shield-smallI’ve been using the code-name 3XN  as a placeholder to discuss my new novel project.

Recently I revealed that 3XN had been upgraded to (3X+Y)N. So what does all of that math gibberish mean?

I can now finally explain!

“N” stands for Novel. That’s the easy piece.

“3” stands for the number three. Duh. Yep, I’m talking about a trilogy.

“X” refers to the Hellmaw realm created by Ed Greenwood.

I’m writing a three-book series about the serial killer daemon Videx.

“Y” refers to the new fantasy world code-named: Pony Island created by Ed Greenwood.

I’m writing one novel set in this new fantasy realm.

Please click through the links above to learn more about the EdVerse, and all of the other creatives involved in this venture.