Wednesday, December 1, 2010

NaNoWriMo - Wrap Up

I know, you thought I was all done with NaNoWriMo. Just one more specific NaNoPost. ...probably...

I just read the stats for 2010 and they are amazing. See the numbers below.

And I'd just like to point out that my two consistent local writing friends, Jenny and Deb, and I were among the 18.6% who actually became winners by completing a 50,000+ words novel this year. Yay!

The stats from the Office of Letters and Light (parent non-profit to NaNoWriMo and YWP (Young Writers Program))...

Holy pants and shirts, Wrimos! What an event. I hope you enjoy reading this statsy analysis of NaNoWriMo 2010 as much as I enjoyed compiling it.

General Stats Round Up!
For NaNoWriMo main:
  • 200,530 participants, up 20% from 2009’s total of 167,150.
  • We wrote a total of 2,799,449,947 words up 15% from 2009’s collective word count of 2,427,190,537.
  • This averaged out to 13,960 words per person.
  • We had 37,479 winners, up 16% from 2009’s total of 32,173.
  • This gave us an 18.6% win rate!
For NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program:
  • 45,000 participants, up 29% from 2009’s total of 35,000.
  • We wrote a total of 251,038,660 words up 51% from 2009’s collective word count of 166,218,038.
  • This averaged out to 5,578 words per person.
  • We had 11,000 winners, up 58% from 2009’s total of 6,941.
  • This gave us an 24% win rate