Published: September 20th, 2012
I didn't think I'd do it, but I did. Last weekend I wrote 30,000 words. I just sat down and powered my way through chapters 11-17. 6 chapters, roughly 5000 words each (I don't do a true word count until I'm sure I'm done with it).
I have a lot of editing to do. I need to go back and layer in some motivation, add the senses (touch, taste, sight, sound, smell). That's always my fall-down, adding those details. I'll also need to search for repetitive phrasing, over-used words, etc.
But the major bones are there. I'll pick away at it for this week, then I'll set it aside for a few months until I'm sure I remember next to nothing about the plot. I'll pick it up again, edit it with fresh eyes, then send it to my beta reader.
So what's the tally?