Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The good news is I am right on track with my daily word count goals. Monday I knocked off 2143; yesterday I managed 2079. Today isn't over yet, but I should make it to 2070, no sweat.
The bad news is that the manuscript that started out at over 70,000 words has been revised down to just under 50,000 - meaning that, moving forward I have to write more than 35,000 words from scratch. By the end of July, according to plan.
Overall, I am pleased with the work I have done so far. The writing gets better with every pass. But I have characters to develop, holes to fill. Yep - what remains is more than a little daunting.
Unfortunately, I am going to have to put the revision on hold - at least for the most part - until I finish writing my chapter of a group novel project I am writing with the Petit Fours and Hot Tamales. Linsey, if you're reading this, I promise you'll have my pages by Sunday night.
There. I said it.
How are the rest of you doing? I would love to hear about your progress, whether you're participating in ROW80 or not. Leave a comment and let us cheer you on!