So I gave it a go today and attempted to catch up to where I should have been if I had been writing at a steady, regular pace. I needed 7827 words to catch up.
Mission accomplished and surpassed: 9212 words!
This means I have less than 4000 words to write over the next two days to complete the 50,000 words in 30 days challenge.
I can’t rest easy quite yet, but the end is definitely in sight. It should be a simple coast to the finish line now, which is a relief.
Today’s highlights: killing off the main and supporting characters (!), Maddy’s epiphany, and this bit:
“I love you,” she said.
The Captain frowned. “Not yet, you don’t. Let’s go.”
It’s not exactly Han Solo/Princess Leia at the carbonite freezing facility, but it comes close for me.
Now I just have to figure out the ending, which will most likely feature tears, joy, ridiculous hats, and a teaser for a follow-up story.
Just two more days to go. Woo hoo!
Writing sessions today:
55″ – 1382 words
20″ – 697 words
20″ – 522 words
6″ – 214 words (really needed to eat lunch)
30″ – 1003 words
15″ – 522 words
45″ – 1379 words
43″ – 1271 words
30″ – 1001 words
45″ – 1221 words
(for a total of 5 hours and 9212 words)
Total novel writing time so far: 1624 minutes (27 hours 4 minutes)
Total novel word count so far: 46826 words