When I finished the re-write of chapter 15 my spreadsheet tracking tool told me that I had gone over the 50k words mark.
I know I’m sad posting a picture of my spreadsheet, but Shannon Howell posted something similar in an update about last month and I thought it was a good idea. Maybe next time I’ll add a chart 🙂
For pages and words I am 54% of the way through the re-write and 48% of Chapters are complete. The reason they are behind is simply down to longer chapters in the first half of the book. They shorten as we get towards the end to (hopefully) help build momentum.
So I am more than half way through and have written over 10k words so far in March. I will soon burst through the 200 page mark and I like being able to tick off the targets and milestones. I don’t know about you, but I get an extra shot of confidence the further I go into any project. Being able to see the finishing line is the best incentive.
When I started the re-write back in October I was determined to get to the end and now I am fully immersed in the story, I cannot wait to write the next scene and then the next one. (except when I take a short break to write a new blog post)
I don’t know whether it was my recent birthday or the fact that spring has sprung, but something seems to have clicked. I need to ride the wave all the way to the finishing line.
Talking of spring, I thought I’d share a photo of fresh bloom.