Tuesday, March 07, 2006
To count to 20, I remove my shoes. Twenty-one, I take off my pants.
Bill, a member of my writing group, got a ms kicked back today with the note that his word count is way off. He asks, "My Microsoft Word word count puts it at 120K. She says it’s actually 167K, based on 250 words per page with 12-point Courier New and 25 lines per page. IS THIS TRUE?"
I don't know. I told him I'd heard something recently about not trusting the computer's word count, but I've published two books so far and this has never come up. So I promised I'd ask you guys.
If Sunshine Al is still around, do you use this formula, or do you go by the computer's word count? Anyone else?
Really, math was never my best subject, so don't make me do multiplication. It makes my eyes bleed.