Sunday, March 13, 2016, I wrote another 1,000 words which brought me to a grand total of 50,212 words, which is a small book. I’m now officially out of novellaland and into book world. I made it yeah!!
Writing 1,000 words a day, even on days that I don’t feel like it, has helped me get this far. From December 30th when I started writing to now I’m very proud of the work I have done. I started officially making myself write 1,000 words a day back in February 21 to be exact. Look at how much closer to the 70,000 mark I could have been had I only started forcing myself to sit down and write 1,000 words each and every day when I started. My 70,000 word novel would have been done as of today. As it is, I have another 20 or so days to go on it before I have a working first draft.
Harlequin Love Inspired Historical line requires a word count of between 70,000-75,000. So if I stop at 70,000, I should be able to get the revision up into the 75,000 word range. Actually I think that even if I stop at the 60,000-65,000 range I’ll be able to get the book to 75,000 words.
Just wanted to share a bit of good news and go back to bed. It’s 3 a.m. here.