Monday, 27 September 2010

40K!!!!!

Look at my word counter! *points to sidebar* Finally, I've hit 40K. The last 10K has been tortuous and interminable. I do hope the next 10K won't be so arduous, because then I'll be halfway.

I hit the mid-30Ks and floundered to a stop. Part of the problem was realising I didn't have enough plot for my intended word count. I needed quite a bit of mulling time to work out a load more plot, but now I'm happy with my story again, in fact I think it'll be a whole lot better as a result of the new sections. So I'm back to churning out the words - 1K per day, most days - and, if I don't stall again, I might have a first draft by Christmas. Here's hoping.

17 comments:

Juniper said...

Whooo, a milestone! good luck with the next few K :-)

~Juniper~

Carol said...

*Puts on cheerleaders outfit and gets the pom poms out*

'GO YOU...GO YOU'

(I'll stop now!)

Congratulations hon...your doing brilliantly :-)

C x

Lane said...

Brill! Excellent progress.

Just catching up here and have to say well done to your nephew for settling down so quickly. After all the effort to get there, I hope he has a great time.

Alice Turing said...

Marvellous! Well done. :O)

Pat said...

I'm lost for words - unlike you;)

WV: rantsome

Jenny Beattie said...

Cor. Go you! That's brilliant. Well done and keep at it.

SpiralSkies said...

Wow, that's brill! How terrific would it be to have your first draft by Crimbly? Now stop reading this and get on with it!

LilyS said...

Well done!

And fingers crossed for a first draft by xmas (well not literally else you wont get much typed!)

Captain Black said...

That's nearly a marathon! Well done.

joanne fox said...

1k a day is fantastic progress! Well done!

Karen said...

Great acheivement, well done :o)

I know that feeling of stalling and it's so exciting when you finally break through!

Debs said...

That's brilliant, congratulations.

I'm up to 35k and hoping to get moving again this weekend.

womagwriter said...

Yay!

1K a day is great progress - I am trying for 3K a week, and only just managing it. You go, girl!

Talli Roland said...

Woohoo!

Go Queenie go! The middle is always the toughest for me but just keep writing! You'll get there!

hilaryusfun said...

1K words a day? Wowsers. Well done you!

Bluestocking Mum said...

It's so hard the middle part. Well done you. Keep up the good work - you're going now.
x

Queenie said...

Thanks, everyone, you're all lovely, and the cheerleading really does help. Talli and Bluestocking Mum, I agree, the middle is reeeeeally hard - but I'm getting there.