If you participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this November, good for you. But I honestly don't like programs like this. I explain why in this episode.
Blog: How Many Words Should a Book Be? http://hub.me/al1Sc
2018 Self Publishing Survey Results (podcast): https://heidithorne.podbean.com/e/survey-how-much-do-self-published-authors-make-the-heidi-thorne-show-episode-66/
YouTube video: https://youtu.be/PVlTKBSnTz0
Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):
0:29 What is NaNoWriMo?
1:35 Why I don't like artificial restraints like NaNoWriMo
2:12 The "I love you" test for books
3:24 Don't pad your book with filler!
4:10 Why you can't measure a book's value by word count
5:09 The "words per pound" problem with book writing
5:32 Where word count does matter
5:57 The "War and Peace" problem
7:00 Avoiding "brain vomit"
8:23 The real value of your book
8:50 What to do after NaNoWriMo