Don’t be fooled by that word count meter of mine; I did not write 6K in a day 😛 Much of that was cut and pasted from a previous draft.
I’ve come to the realization that maybe, 80K isn’t going to be *quite* enough for this book. I’m nearing the halfway point and I’m no where near the halfway point of the novel. I’d say that’ll be around the 50K mark. So more like 100K is looking more reasonable, for this draft.
Also, I am realizing I am maybe dragging things out a little bit. I’m so not good at the pacing…methinks I am going to need to print this out after this draft and make a huge story map to see the bigger picture. And to see what all will need cut. It’s too hard for me to see it in Word–something about printing it off and writing it out on a whiteboard/using notecards on a cork board will make me visualize it better.
I also need to break myself of trying to edit as I go and just WRITE and stop trying to fit the puzzle pieces together at this point. I’ve wasted entirely too much time on this small section of three chapters. The editing will come along with the research…which is looming dangerously closer. And frightening me like a little girl scared of the monster under her bed. Only, this is the monster called “research.”
Also, why is it that my mind comes alive after 10 PM?