August 12, 2011

still writing...

I have gotten some stellar word counts this week... but I'm still not finished with The Clockwork Giant. I still have to finish the climax and write the resolution. Whether that takes 4000 words or 12000 words, that has yet to be decided. I have a feeling that it will take somewhere around 7000 words. I don't see me writing more than two chapters.

Judging by my word counts so far this week (averaging at 3000 per day), it looks like I won't finish today. However, I'm going to work through the weekend. I'll be damned if I don't finish this book in the next few days. And who knows? I might pound out all 7000 words today. Sometimes I have typing frenzies. It happened with my first novel. I went from writing 1500 a day to writing 6000 a day when I neared the end. Maybe that will happen again. If it does, I'm not stopping. Sorry, dear husband, but you may have to cook dinner tonight.

So I've made great progress this week. I wrote 12000 words from Monday to Thursday, and I still have today to add another chunk of words to that.

With that in mind, I now take my leave of you all. Thanks to everyone who has cheered me on through this amazing experience, especially you, Darby.


  1. Keep steadfast to your goal. At this rate, you should definitely have it finished before WriteOnCon.

  2. You go! I'm wishing you the best of luck and can't wait to hear you Tweet DONE! :-)