Bonus post: Metrics, continued

Just a quick refresh on the metrics charts. I haven’t copied up the total word count graph yet but this weekend was a nice solid uptick.

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There you go.


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10 Responses to Bonus post: Metrics, continued

  1. aaronthepatriot says:

    Wow that’s like, insane, if I’m reading them correctly! But they’re pie charts and I’m distracted because I’m fucking hungry.

    • stchucky says:

      I don’t know if you are or not. The base amount was 36,000 words, so the first story went over. The second and third came in under 36,000 words, and at last count the fourth story was around 50,000. The completed anthology manuscript was about 500 pages. I’ll do up a set of final metrics soon.

    • stchucky says:

      This was a snapshot not showing the final count for story 4.

  2. aaronthepatriot says:

    I’m looking at the large blue “done” areas on the graphs for all the books and thinking you’re saying you’re basically 80% done on average for the next 3 books. Is that correct?

    • stchucky says:


      These are the four short stories of the anthology. They’re all done (now), but as of this graph set, the first three were done. 100% done. Story 2 and 3 each just reached 100% before reaching the arbitrary 36,000 word limit. Story 4 had passed it already, but still wasn’t done.

      The “done” here is really dependent on me saying it’s finished. All the graphs are showing is how large a proportion of 36,000 words they are.

      • aaronthepatriot says:

        OK. Well, still, good work, man. I like seeing that things you have written are 100% done, if you follow.

      • stchucky says:

        I arrived at 36,000 by dividing the first anthology’s total word counts by 4. So I’d have a general idea if I was writing a bigger or a smaller physical book. Turned out to be a bit bigger but I haven’t got my drafts yet.

      • aaronthepatriot says:

        Maths! I’m so proud!

      • stchucky says:

        I was pleased too! I mean technically I think 36,000 words is a novella but I can’t bring myself to call them that.

        Could’ve failed to make the Hugos short-list with four more stories this year!

      • stchucky says:

        Yes, anthology 2 is done and ready for editing! Release planned for the end of April, hopefully. I’m very pleased with it.

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