Fifty thousand words.
I did it.
Final word count: 50,326
I learned a few things from this experience. First, seventeen-hundred words a day is a bit much for me as a full-time programmer, husband, dad and part-time writer. A thousand words per day is a much more realistic goal. That said, a thousands words a day doesn’t seem so bad anymore. As a matter of fact, it’s a cake walk after this lesson in brutality.
A thousand words a day for ninety days gives me a ninety-thousand word manuscript in three months. That’s a decent-sized novel. Add three months of rewrites and editing in and there’s a novel finished in six months. That’s pretty good progress, as far as I’m concerned.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll only write a thousand words. After all, I could use a little break. 🙂