Today I passed 7,000 words. In order to reach my final goal of 100,000 I have to write just over 3,000 words each day. I am surpassing not only that goal but the gals I had set for myself based on the other things I had to do like school. I am also barely into the novel and have written this many words. In my past two years I’ve reached this point after only a few thousand words. I guess I’m just better at pacing now then I was back then.
The scenes I wrote today were generic world-building and character introduction scenes. I wanted to finish them as fast as possible so that I could start writing another more interesting scene though looking at my outline it doesn’t look like I will reach such a scene for the rest of Act 1 unless it is a spontaneous addition. So far my favourite scene that I have written so far in my novel is a scene I wrote yesterday. It is a nightmarish fever dream and I feel that it helps with character development. Also it was fun to write.
I should finish the next two scenes tomorrow even though there are some things I need to do like study for the midterm I have the next morning and go grocery shopping. Tomorrow I should be able to pass 10,000 words meaning that I’ll be ahead of all of my goals by one day. My goal for tomorrow is 9,600 words.
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