Thursday, December 3, 2009

NaNoWriMo: monthly stats

So, just how many people did participate? Pass the 50k mark?

Here is the latest from the Office of Letters and Light, for 2009 NaNoWriMo:

  • This year, we has 167,150 participants, up 40% from 2008's total of 119,301.
  • We wrote a total of 2,427,190,537 words, up 48% from 2008's collective word count of 1,643,343,993.
  • This averaged out to 14,531 words per person.
  • We had 32,173 winners, up 48% from 2008's total of 21,683.
  • This gave us a 19.2% win rate, the highest in modern NaNoWriMo history. (Last year we had an 18.2% win rate; in 2007 it was 15.1%).
Top 20 Wordiest NaNoWriMo Regions
1. Seattle
2. Maryland
3. Los
Angeles
4. Germany and Austria
5. New York City
6. Chicago
7. Holland and Belgium
8. Twin Cities
9. London
10. Dallas/Ft. Worth
11. Portland
12. Atlanta
13. Denver
14. Austin
15. East Bay
16. Toronto
17. Northern Virginia
18. Boston
19. Melbourne
20. England, Elsewhere
Top 10 NaNoWriMo Cities according to Google Analytics, based on
Number of November Visits from those Fine Places

City/Visits
1. London 109,608
2. New York 53,280
3. Seattle 46,252
4. Los Angeles 44,234
5. Portland 39,124
6. San Francisco 38,047
7. Melbourne 33,916
8. Sydney 33,042
9. Denver 32,369
10. Chicago 32,237
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Good showing, Portland, Oregon!

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