Day Sixteen – A Revelation
1,156 words so far today.
I’ve hit a total of 15,556 (just realized how oddly that connects with today’s word count) since beginning the first draft of my first novel. To be honest, I never thought I’d get that far. I don’t know what it is that’s allowed me to finally do it. Especially since I’ve been working so many hours on the day job these past couple of weeks. Every day is new territory for me.
I friggin’ love it!
Though I’ve also come to realize something recently. Tracking word count is good for general progress, but I shouldn’t worry how it lines up with my ‘final’ word count goal of 90,000. That’s what I’m shooting for in this novel, but I’m finding a lot of spots that I will both expand and cut back when I begin draft number two. Right now, I’m really just focusing on spitting out the generalities of each scene before I ‘lose’ them in my mind. I guess that’s the right thing to be doing, at least for me. I will come back with a fine toothed comb and make sure it looks pretty and the internal logic is consistent.