52,735 / 60,000
Yes, the word count dropped again. -sob- But I won’t know how I feel about that until I’m finished.
Things along the way this week:
-I haven’t made as big a dent in word count, but I have wrassled some serious plot points. SO many loose ends to address – but I don’t think I’ve missed any so far!
-In the last couple of chapters I have had a character appear that was not in the book until this point. WAIT! I know you’re thinking that is a big fat no-no, but I promise it works…I hope. Getting to this character is actually part of what drives the story. She’s one of those many loose ends. Problem is, I have been so wrapped up in HER, that I’ve kinda let my poor MC go by the way-side. I wrote these great scenes over the weekend that new girl is the star of, but then I was like Where’s my MC??? She’s standing right there, but she’s hardly said two words in as many pages, and I haven’t been letting the reader in on her thoughts at all like I do in the rest of the book.
Damn. Two steps forward…
-Lots of action is fun to write, but sometimes feels sadistic.
-Self-Doubt and I have been having tea. Lots of it. Sigh.