The Big One: 50,000 Words

This one required a lot out of me. It took many hours, redoing a more detailed outline, and writing, writing, writing until my fingers fell off. But I should have expected it for the BIG 5-0.

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30,000 Word Wisdom

Wow, this was a big one. And hard earned at that.

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I honestly didn’t think I would make it. Well, let me rephrase…I set a deadline for myself and spent all day on the deadline date working towards this word count. I didn’t think I would reach it but in a last spurt of writing inspiration, I chugged on past my 30,000 word goal. And then Downton Abbey was on and so it was a whirl of celebrating in an English accent. Continue reading

Reaching The First 20,000 Words In a Novel

WAAAAAHHHHOOOOOOO!

That’s pretty much what I feel like right now. For some reason the amount of 20,000 words seems like a substantial goal in the quest to complete my first novel. It has definitely not been the easiest journey so far but I have pushed onward and have reached an estimated one third benchmark. Just thinking that only 10,000 more words is an approximate halfway point is even more exciting! Continue reading