Just a quick fly-by update:

1) I changed the name I post under. It’s the first time I’ve done that (I’ve changed the name of the blog four times). I decided to bring it closer to my real life name.

2) I’ve had a really productive writing weekend. I went from page 305 on the 4th of July to page 335 as I type. This portion of the book is definitely the home stretch, but it’s also challenging, revision-wise. A storyline I wrote extensively in the second draft is getting cut out of this draft, so that better things can take over. Only thing is, those better things are either completely new to this draft or expansions of events that happened in draft two.

Also, I remember having problems figuring out La Climax in the last draft. I have a better idea of what it will be and I know how it’s going to end now.

This last part of the second draft is choppy. Damn. Much rewriting necessary.

So, official stats so far:

Page count: 335

Word count: 94, 461 (this might make this the longest thing I’ve ever written)

4 thoughts on “Update

  1. Wow, 94,000 words! I can't imagine. The longest thing I've written was 78,000 for the first draft that got edited down to 65,000 by the time I was done. Boo. Lol! You'd think I enjoy cutting words as much as I do it. Lol!


  2. Let me see if I can dig up the stats on this WIP somewhere…Ah. So apparently, for draft one, I hit 94,000 words. Ha. So draft 3 isn't the longest thing I've ever written. Not yet anyway. It just feels that way lol. Draft 2 was 86,00. Draft 3 will be cut down…I'm a little scared of how long this is going to balloon up to.


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