Last night, thanks to the PPW‘s Chris Mandeville and her great organizational skills, I was able to throw a few more words out at the screen. My grand total for the month thus far is 25,726 words. That means I hit my personal goal of 25,000 words. Will I make the 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo this month? It’s doubtful, but I think I’ll get really close. I’m very happy with the prose that I’ve generated so far this month, and I think it will stand the test of time and my critique groups in the CSFWG.
This puts me at a total of 41,726 words for my book, and I’m envisioning it to be around 90,000 to 110,00 words when I’m done. It’s a bit long for a first novel, so I may have to cull out some of my more wordy passages, but we’ll see how things go. I’m almost half way done with the book! Yay!