Monday, March 21, 2011

Full Speed Ahead

It's time to finish this novel. I've brainstormed and outlined and re-outlined until I'm completely lost and sick of the story. But I've let myself wallow at this impasse long enough and it's finally time. With six thousand words to my target word count, I can almost taste that finish line. And you know what that means.

Yep! Final sprint, baby! Here I come.

So this is the week. If I don't have this novel finished by Saturday, I want you to beat me up. Hold my hands behind my back and slap me with Writing the Breakout Novel while shouting, "It's just a first draft! Stop obsessing over it!"

Thanks. That should do it. (My status bar is in the sidebar.)

UPDATE: Just typed THE END, or rather, 'nothing ever ends' at 57,300 words. Ready for my initial revisions now. Thanks for the support, all!!


  1. Yay, good luck! You can do it! :)

  2. I love your status bar and how you know exactly how long you want to be. I'm always afraid to put in that bar in case the story ends shorter or longer than intended. Go girl!

  3. Get it done and then you can celebrate.

  4. Go for it! It's just a first draft for pete's sake. ;)

  5. Do you like chocolate? I'd much rather entice you with chocolate :D

  6. Hee hee. You guys are the best! 3K words to go and I'm feeling that denouement coming on!!

    Angela, the status bar has my target word count, but it's by no means rigid. It used to be 65k before I realized the story would fit more closely in 60k. You're right, an organic story ends where it wants to end. Yay for that!


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