I'm up to 57k plus a little. However, I'm at a pause point where I need to stop and plot out the middle of the book. So I'm giving myself the week off to outline and finish someone else's novel edit and maybe play a video game. Essentially, I'm taking a brief vacation from putting new words down on Lavender.
I will say that the last scene I wrote was going to be a big dramatic confrontation, or at least I thought it was. The characters told me different. There are still ups and downs but neither of their voices got raised. Great moment for them.
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Finally broke through the wall on Chapter 13 of book 3 and finished 7,271 words. Now editing and outlining the scenes in my head left to finish book 3. I try to keep to 20 chapters, so my have to do some serious cutting back on what I want to put in. I know I can tighten up the first 10 chapters a whole lot. Therapy patients are low right now, so taking advantage of little paid work hours and making up for lost time to write. Also,it's raining here in Oregon. Good writing days.
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Despite all the other things I could/should be doing these past few mornings, I've been writing new words.
I'm reminded of the obsession one needs in order to truly get high word counts. Obsession and sacrifice. I remember commenting a few years back about all the time I spend in front of my computer instead of doing other, more social things.
For some, I think they'd laugh at "only" 10k a month, but for me, it's truly a challenge. It's a consistent number of words in a 30 day period and it's tough. The early part of this month was very busy, so I need to make up for it now.
So far so good, but yeah, I'm falling behind in other areas.