Wednesday, October 8, 2008

74,000 words




. . . into my next book (Alma the Elder). Until about 70,000 words, the story was coming very fast. Now I'm really slowing down and find myself constantly distracted. Maybe it's knowing there are only a few more warm days of fall left. Or knowing that this cool story I'm writing is coming to a close. Or knowing that I have weeks of editing ahead of me (the NOT fun part). But I'm anxious to get to the end, yet . . . I'm almost forcing myself to make my writing goal each day.

And it doesn't help that the economy is falling apart. Just another distraction :(

3 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

Yay for 74,000! The end is near, and you'll get there soon. Keep on pluggin!

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

You're already at 74,000? How many words do you write per day? And when do you write?

Man, I feel like a slacker. Didn't you just start this book? Oh, and congrats. (She said grudgingly...;-))

Heather B. Moore said...

Nancy, I started this book in August and it's only first draft material with a lot of research holes in it. My writing goal is 5,000 words a week, usually 1,000 words/day, and mostly I've done more than that . . . until now . . .