So, what are you working on and where are you at in your project now?
Friday, March 14, 2008
Over halfway there...
I hit 20k words in my middle grade novel today. It's very exciting to me, because I've never written anything this long before. When I first started, I had an idea for the plot and an idea of the characters, but the thought of actually completing this book was overwhelming. Little by little I've plugged away-it goes pretty slowly for me since I revise each chapter before I go on to the next. In fact I revise each paragraph that way too. Then I let my critique group rip it apart and I revise again based on their suggestions. I check the word count constantly because I am still not confident about being able to write 25-30k words. But I'm already at 20k, so I guess I can do another 10k. Watch, I'll probably end up writing another 30k and have to cut, cut, cut.