Day 11 – National Novel Writing Month

I am nearly at 25,000 words!

I managed to write just over 3,000 words in the last hour and a half (at most). I feel good about that accomplishment. I actually wrote out less than that and I felt that I was lacking in some description, so I went back and added it in, which helped boost my word count. I am excited to be nearly at the 25,000 word mark. If I have the energy to write more tonight, I will, but otherwise I will definitely reach it tomorrow. This is all quite exciting for me and I’m not even half way through the goal word count.

Anyway, I have decided that once I finish Book 1, I will be starting on Book 2. I have some reservations about it but I think it will be for the best. Once I reach 50,000 words, I will upload it to National Novel Writing Month’s site, be confirmed as a winner, and then go back and start editing Book 1. Editing will take substantially longer but I am okay with that. I figure if I can get a chapter done a day (or half a chapter depending on how long it is and how much time I have available to me), I will make some good progress with it.

Book 2 needs a lot of re-working which is what I will likely be spending most of my remaining word counts doing. I had outlined it a specific way but I think it needs to be better and I need to add what I have come up with over the last week or two. It will change it quite a bit but it will be worth it. It will allow for tighter narrative, better writing, and a better experience for the reader. It will take up a lot of time however.

Hope everyone is working hard!


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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