Over 100 000 ord!

I går kveld passerte manus 100 000 ord. Dessuten tok plottet en uventet retning, så plutselig ble det behov for noen kapitler til. Endelig kjente jeg langt ned i magen at jeg fant det der helt spesielle i historien. Eller – det har jo vært der – men endelig falt det ordentlig på plass.

Det er en merkelig følelse. For jeg har jo ikke egentlig peiling. Og jeg er fullstendig blind for egen tekst. Det ene øyeblikket synes jeg det er bra. Det neste er det helt elendig.

Men det er også helt ok. Førsteutkastet skal bare skrives ut. SÅ begynner jobben.

Og akkurat nå er alt det der likegyldig. Akkurat nå er jeg i over-hundretusen-ord-rus!

skrivegrop pauselektyre

Og selv om jeg vet at dette er et førsteutkast og kommer til å endre seg MYE – både i innhold og volum – ble jeg fristet til å lete litt på internett etter hvor lange noen av verdens bøker egentlig er.

Dette er det ikke bare jeg som har lurt på og jeg fant flere oversikter.

Bare for å ha understreket en gang for alle. Det er INGEN – overhodet INGEN – sammenligning forøvrig! Dette handler bare om ordtelling!

Her er en av listene jeg fant:

  • The Mouse and the Motorcycle – 22,416 Words
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – 30,644 Words
  • Old Yeller – 35,968 Words
  • Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – 36,363 Words
  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury – 46,118 Words
  • The Great Gatsby – 47,094 Words
  • The Red Badge of Courage – 47,180 Words
  • The Outsiders – 48,523 Words
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut – 49,459 Words
  • The Hours – 54,243 Words
  • As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner – 56,695 Words
  • A Separate Peace, by John Knowles – 56,787 Words
  • The Wind in the Willows – 58,428 Words
  • Black Beauty – 59,635 Words
  • Lord of the Flies, by William Golding – 59,900 Words
  • All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Remarque – 61,922 Words
  • Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf – 63,422 Words
  • The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne – 63,604 Words
  • Brave New World – 63,766 Words
  • The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury – 64,768 Words
  • The Color Purple – 66,556 Words
  • Treasure Island – 66,950 Words
  • The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway – 67,707 Words
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – 69,066 Words
  • Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston – 70,957 Words
  • White Fang – 72,071 Words
  • The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger – 73,404 Words
  • Harry Potter: Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling – 77,325 Words
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde – 78,462 Words
  • The Secret Garden – 80,398 Words
  • The English Patient – 82,370 Words
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl – 82,762 Words
  • Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling – 84,799 Words
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera – 85,199 Words
  • Pere Goriot, by Honore de Balzac – 87,846 Words
  • Persuasion, by Jane Austen – 87,978 Words
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell – 88,942 Words
  • 1984 – 88,942 Words
  • The Joy Luck Club – 91,419 Words
  • Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison – 92,400 Words
  • The Hobbit – 95,022 Words
  • Anne of Green Gables – 97,364 Words
  • To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee – 99,121 Words
  • All the Pretty Horses – 99,277 Words
  • Welcome to the Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut – 99,560 Words
  • Ender’s Game – 100,609 Words
  • Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling – 106,821 Words
  • Gullivers Travels – 107,349 Words
  • Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte – 107,945 Words
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain – 109,571 Words
  • McTeague, by Frank Norris – 112,737 Words
  • The Golden Compass – 112,815 Words
  • Walden, by Henry David Thoreau – 114,634 Words
  • The Tenth Circle – 114,779 Words
  • Sense and Sensibility – 119,394 Words
  • My Sister’s Keeper – 119,529 Words
  • Atonement – 123,378 Words
  • Life on the Mississippi, by Mark Twain – 127,776 Words
  • The Yearling – 128,886 Words
  • The Return of the King – 134,462 Words
  • Schindler’s List – 134,710 Words
  • A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens – 135,420 Words
  • Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe – 138,087 Words
  • Snow Falling on Cedars – 138,098 Words
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – 138,138 Words
  • The Two Towers – 143,436 Words
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude – 144,523 Words
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith – 145,092 Words
  • Cold Sassy Tree – 145,265 Words
  • Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper – 145,469 Words
  • The Last of the Mohicans – 145,469 Words
  • Emma – 155,887 Words
  • Oliver Twist – 155,960 Words
  • Watership Down – 156,154 Words
  • Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood – 157,665 Words
  • Cold Mountain – 161,511 Words
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe – 166,622 Words
  • White Teeth – 169,389 Words
  • Harry Potter: Half Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling – 169,441 Words
  • The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinback – 169,481 Words
  • Catch-22, by Joseph Heller – 174,269 Words
  • The Fellowship of the Ring – 177,227 Words
  • Great Expectations – 183,349 Words
  • Little Women (Books 1&2) – 183,833 Words
  • Jane Eyre – 183,858 Words
  • Memoirs of a Geisha – 186,418 Words
  • Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling – 190,858 Words
  • Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling – 198,227 Words
  • A House for Mr. Biswas – 198,901 Words
  • Moby Dick – 206,052 Words
  • Midnight’s Children – 208,773 Words
  • Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – 211,591 Words
  • Crime & Punishment – 211,591 Words
  • East of Eden, by John Steinback – 225,395 Words
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany – 236,061 Words
  • Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling – 257,154 Words
  • The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand – 311,596 Words
  • Middlemarch, by George Eliot – 316,059 Words
  • Anna Karenina – 349,736 Words
  • The Brothers Karamazov – 364,153 Words
  • Gone with the Wind – 418,053 Words
  • The Lord of the Rings – 455,125 Words
  • Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand – 561,996 Words
  • War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy – 587,287 Words
  • A Suitable Boy – 591,554 Words 

 

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