(Admittedly at the start of the year I already had a handful of the early chapters typed up.)
|3 weeks to go...|
I can see where I'm heading. The fact that the first half of the draft is still missing scenes is another thing entirely...
(The last time I reached the 40,000 words stage was with the first novel I tried writing- in the last century!)
Although I don't use Scrivener to it's full potential (at the moment) it has definitely helped my progress. With Word, I was always conscious of how little I seemed to be producing, but now I get to the end of the chapter and I'm surprised by the word count.
(Changing the font really does help with the writing.)
I print out each chapter as it's finished and then slip them into clear plastic sleeves, they're then held together with a couple of green treasury tags. As the stack has built up it's made the novel feel more real.
My original assumption was that this story would end up around 50,000 words, but that may have been an under estimate. By the time it is finally completed- some time next year- I'm hoping 60,000 words may be nearer.
This week, the big peril scene in Chapter 19...
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