if I only had to write 700 words a day
me: …you’d have an 80,000 word novel by May.
Notice the shiny new progress meter over there to the right. I’m shooting for 90,000 words, as 80,000 is closer to young adult range and the project I’m starting with is probably not quite a 100,000 word thing just yet.
It was almost a NaNo project in 2007, but at some point (as I almost always do with NaNo), I fell behind and let it sit.
The story itself is a bit outside of my usual – a more casual voice, but one that I still, a year later, think has potential. The count’s starting off at 2000 words; most of the intro I had down for the original is still pretty good. It needs tweaking — I’m always sparse on description at first, and one glaring infodump needs to go — but I like what’s there so far.
90,000 words, 700 a day. Puts me at a finished first draft in mid-June if I stick to it.