Well 19 grueling days of writing and I’ve reached 50,000 words! Yes that looming monstrous word count has fallen before my pen (seems very apt given the name of this company). I was even naughty enough to go through and edit as I went, mainly because it helps to keep me inspired to write and also it means that I don’t get too bogged down in the story so when it comes to the end, I’m not so sick of the story that I leave revisions for two months.
Getting to 50,000 words of any book is something to be celebrated for sure, but even starting to write and getting through the first chapter is often a huge mountain to climb – after all there is nothing so daunting as a blank piece of paper.
So for the last two days have been spent writing tiny amounts, so there has been some progress past the 50,000 word count but not as much as I would like, but what it has done is inspired me to plan further, not so much the End of Days story line since I did that already, but the wider plot arcs and other books I have on the horizon.
I do have my trusty Gollum wire mascot grimacing at me to keep me focused on working towards finishing End of Days, though it may be at a slightly slower rate than I originally thought when I was hyped up on NaNo juice.