Friday, July 8, 2011

Another Goal, CHECK

I hit 25,000 words exactly on my WIP!! I had just finished chapter 14 and my word count was at 24,995, so what did I do? I snuck in one more sentence in chapter 13 (which is incomplete) to round it off!!

Yes, I thought I'd be at this point several weeks ago (nearly a month ago, in fact), but you know how those things go. Point is, I'm HERE NOW and it feels GREAT. Hitting a huge number like this is just the boost I need to full-steam ahead to 30k! Then 40k, then 70k, then THE WORLD!!

Okay, maybe not the world. I'll settle for taking on draft number two at that point. After I eat lots of ice cream as a reward for my efforts.

And after kickboxing class to punish myself for said reward.

How is your WIP coming along? Hit any goals lately?

10 comments:

  1. That's awesome!!!

    I just came back from RWA Nationals and went to a Sourcebooks spotlight. They're looking for YA (about 60K) and you don't need an agent to submit to them.

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  2. Congrats on the excellent progress! Good luck continuing to plow through the writing.

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  3. Yay! I'm so happy for you! And I can't wait to read your new words!

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  4. Yay! Congrats! It feels so good to hit those big milestones. :) Keep up the great work!

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  5. CONGRATS!!

    I was feeling stuck, but figured out what was missing yesterday and it's falling together now - WHEW!

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  6. Yay you! Waiting on new material as well!!

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  7. Congrats! I'm back at home and eager to get writing again. :)

    Ah - kickboxing! I used to do that in another life. Have fun!

    Amy

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  8. Congratulations! You may not have reached your goal in the time you wanted, but at least you reached it. =o)

    My WIP is in a combination of the red-ink edits and the re-type the whole thing hullabaloo. It's fun, but the typing is tiring.

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  9. Yay go you!! I hope your ice cream was delish.
    I'm at just over 40K words on my WIP. I'm really going to try hard to finish it before august

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