40,000 Words and Counting

So I finally made it. 40,000 big ones. Words that is. This one was another hard earned victory but if you keep putting down one word after the other, you eventually are going to make it no matter how long it seems to take. The numbers can’t lie!

I am a little behind on where I wanted to be – I was hoping to break 50K by the end of January. Although that is still possible, it is not likely. So I am going to just try to shoot for 45,000 and be totally happy with reaching that or exceeding it come February 1st.

I don’t have a whole lot of advice or revelations to reveal on this particular milestone except that it was again hard and I again struggled.  But be that as it may, I still made it anyways, so that is all that really counts in the end.

One small item I noticed that helped me out a bit was ending a writing session and KNOWING what was going to happen next when I came back the next day. So many times I kept going and going until I wasn’t sure exactly what would happen next – or until I finished a scene that was a “hole” and united two pieces together. When I came back the following day, I had to spend a lot of time getting back into the story and figuring out where I wanted it to go. These last two writing sessions I have had, I stopped in the middle of a scene and I also knew how the scene would finish out. So when I came back the next time, it was much easier to pick right back up where I left off. I am not sure if I can really do that EVERY time but now that I know it, I can make the effort to try to leave and come back to my writing in that manner. It also makes it much less frustrating when starting off a session.

Anyways, it is late and I am all out of words for today. All I really wanted to do was share my next 10K mark and prepare for the super big 50K one.

Happy writing all and good night!

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