50,000 WORDS!

Okay so I actually wrote just over 50,000 words, but either way I reached the 50,000 word goal! I finished a few days early too!

I still have a substantial amount left of the rough draft of the novel to write, so I’m going to continue working on it despite already reaching the 50,000 word goal. I probably won’t add it to the word total on my National Novel Writing Month account since I already reached the target. I will try to actually update a bit more and keep things going on this though.

Things will change a bit though since I’ve just been employed full time and my hours will apparently change every few weeks. It will be hard to work out a routine or really anything at all, but I am still going to try to stick to my daily habit of either writing or editing every day. It will take a bit of adjusting though. It could make it harder to update on here but I’m still going to try, and I’m still going to try to get caught up with people and their blogs.

In regards to the rough draft, I’m only about half way through. Well, just over half way through. So I’m probably looking at at least another 40,000 words. There are some longer chapters and scenes coming up so that will definitely up the word count from the second book. The nice thing about the second book is that there is a lot more to it. I’ve laid out the base work in book one, and I’ve built on it a lot in book two. I hope that if I get published, my readers will see that too.

Which reminds me I need to get my ass in gear and get those short stories done and out to be published. I’m really struggling with that. I’ve been in such an editing/novel writing mindset that I can’t seem to switch it off and write a short story.

Anyway, I hope everyone else is doing great! If you haven’t reached the 50,000 words, I know you will soon! Keep going! You’ve got this!


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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