Yes!!! I have met and exceeded my word count goal for this novella length book twice now! And I still am not quite done yet. Week two’s check in this morning, I hit 30k words about thirty mins ago. I am pleased, and feeling very motivated.
Last week I mentioned that I have a plot idea that kind of moved things around a bit, so this is what I am crafting now, hence the increase in word count assumption for this story. I think it will be anywhere under 40k for sure for this novella. Then I can’t wait to knock out 10k on my other story. I am more than half way done in terms of the story telling, and at the ‘pulse of the story’ where things heat up, move quickly and tension builds!
It’s also a great day today as it’s my son’s sixth birthday, he lost another tooth this week which he did not swallow this time. But he has been a bit ill with fever this week. It’s that time of year. This somehow as not stopped writing progress, as when my son is ill he is a lot like me all he wants to do is sleep it off. So while he has been home from school snoozing, I’ve been attacking the keyboard as a sick baby means no ‘day job’ for me…so I may as well write my heart out.
The group of writers I am doing National Novel Writing Month with this year are doing well. We are all making progress in some shape of form, one of them also has a sick child too over the other side of the Atlantic. What’s funny is the same day her child got sick so did my boy. I said to her, her child’s cough flew across the Atlantic and got him LOL.
How is everyone doing so far, day fifteen into the challenge? I hope this week ends on a high note.