Haven’t done one of these in a little while.
Currently sitting at 39,325 words.
I’ve stayed ahead and mostly on schedule so far. Had been hoping for 40k tonight to be a full day ahead again but didn’t happen.
Though I’m running into a problem that seems to be common for me. Whenever I try writing something long it ends up coming up way shorter than I hoped. Which is part of why I love doing short stories.
My first full screenplay was meant to be at least 90-100 pages and came in at 72 or so.
Now this book is almost at it’s end. Considering how close I am it should come out to about 42k -43k words when I finish. I was looking for closer to 60k - 70k when I started for the first draft.
I’m not that worried though because of how I was writing, keeping myself moving and not getting hung up, I ended up skipping a lot of stuff that I figured I’d fill in later. I thought that I’d still have over 50k though with what I was aiming for the overall.
So I may have to go back and fill in those chapters to make the goal, which will be awkward but it’s not like I’m editing, just putting scenes in that I wanted to take more time with next month.
Hoping it works out, would hate to do this good so far and fail at the end because of this. We shall see.