It’s been two weeks since I posted about reaching the second plot point, and I’m now well into writing the climax to wrap this first draft up. Work beckons me to some extra travel time the next couple of weeks since we’re doing a big software roll out/go live/implementation/whatever you want to call it. In short, my weekends will become shorter than usual, my work days longer than usual, and I will likely be drooling into my cereal come Friday morning, assuming I have enough energy to make a bowl of cereal.
Oh well. This is life for me, and go lives and wonky schedules are all part of the game to pay the bills.
So I write when I can, and with the extra fun that comes from writing the story’s climax, I will find a way to keep writing on the weekends.
Scrivener software has a statistics option I can use to check my word count. Using MS Word, it constantly showed the word count for the document, and I initially hated not having that stat face up when using Scrivener. Now, I love that it’s not face up because I can just write and not dither with word counts.
Several weeks ago I remember seeing the word count around 65K and groaning. I had much of the story done (or so I thought) and really needed another 15K words at least to not let the final book be too short. I kept writing, not bothering with the word count again for a while, but I just checked it this morning. 86K and I still have more to go!
While I’m not sure where THAT came from, I had to laugh. My stress about having a “short” story when books one through four have all been around 80K was clearly unwarranted.
Maybe I should start a pool to see who can guess the final word count and win a prize. I’m digging this idea! 🙂 Stay tuned!