I find it strange how your word count didn't change much after editing, and actually grew slightly. I'm someone who typically slashes 10-20% in edits. Interesting to see someone else's style!
Just the simple fact that you were measuring your progress probably influenced a change in your behavior to get it done more gradually rather than completely procrastinate. What a subtle way to motivate yourself. Cool data!
Day 5 - ok I got my coffee, study playlist is set, no distractions...... 99 words later, that’ll do, don’t want to finish it in one day.
I kept a record of how many words I wrote every day. To visualize the data I used Excel.
From "oh I don't need to write anything today... Oh yes I do... Nah.... OH FUCK DEADLINE"
Jk looks pretty reasonable. Gj being responsible.
People are saying look at the panic at the end, but I disagree. I'm actually surprised by how linear your progress was. I don't know if you can even plot this in excel, but, if you can, try inserting the line y=657x-9471 (where x is total days, so July 9th is x=39). I mean, it makes sense when you stop and think about it (you can't really 'night before' 20k words), but I'm still surprised. I always kinda assumed writing for a deadline like that would be more exponential, but of course it can't be. Thanks for sharing, I definitely learned something! Grats on the completion!
Did something similar when I wrote my thesis but in my case the curve turned out to be much more exponential ;)
You're better than me. I wrote my Masters thesis in a month because I was extremely lazy writing the lit review and my data took a while to get and code.
I'm filled with jealousy!
All day I've been working on an essay, the goal was to write 750 words... Made it to around 300.
Seeing you bust out 1995 words in a day... Argh!