On the downward slope now, heading for the magic 50,000 words, full steam ahead.
I have a day, tomorrow, when I am unlikely to be able to write much, as I have a work commitment. Yes, I know it is a Sunday!
With a bit of luck, I will get a few thousand words done on Monday and Tuesday and be able to submit for the word-count-hickory-thingy on NaNoWriMo Web site by Wednesday morning. What a great achievement, considering I started so damn late in the month.
I do have a problem though. With 50,000 words nearly done, I am less than half of the way through my novel. Either I have written too much in the first part, or it is going to be a very long book. Reading back through some of the chapters (and, yes, I know you aren’t supposed to do this during NaNo), I spend a lot of time explaining stuff. That is one of the problems with Sci Fi, you feel compelled to explain the quasi-scientific background to some of the devices you employ – like how exactly you travel at faster-than-light speeds through sub-space or, the faster variation, between systems by quantum leaping.
Anyway, editing the thing down to a reasonable size is for another month. This month has only four days left. Write, write, write …..
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Excellent progress! I wouldn’t worry about your novels final word count, just get it written! You can edit from 100k down to 85k without too much bother…think that’s the average for a science fiction. Although, if you look around in a book shop there are some mighty thick paperbacks around.
I’m skipping down the hill with my NaNoWriMo novel now…around 7k to write, hoping to break the back of it tonight, and tomorrow. 😉
See you at the finish line.