1/29/2021

Today I wrote 3357 words, which explains why my brain feels a little too mushy to write much about having written. I've completed 8562 words this week, which I feel is doing pretty decently. My total word count for the project is now 25,858.

I have finished nine chapters. My current outline has 43, but I seem to be more prone to consolidating chapters than adding them at this point, so that doesn't necessarily mean that I'm looking at something like 110,00 for my total. The only reason being on schedule to create a book over 100k makes me nervous is that I traditionally add a lot more in future drafts than I take out. I'm not sure if that will be true in this case or not. On one hand, I am doing a lot of telling rather than showing in describing actions and reactions, so those sections are going to get expanded later when I go back and turn things like, "Her expression was one of heartbreak," into much longer sentences displaying what that actually means. On the other hand, there seems to be a lot of banter that's expanding the universe but might be able to be written more tightly once I get the concepts fully fleshed out in my mind.

I expect to write a decent amount over the next two days as I will be Home Alone with only one hockey match to watch. I expect I'll make it to 30k unless something unexpected happens, like if I decide to binge the new liveaction Winx show on Netflix instead of writing or if the house is hit by a tornado or something. (One of these examples is much more likely than the other.)


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