Day 6 Word count: 15,868
My goal is 55,000 words over 25 chapters. I have an outline laid out to keep me on track. And everything is going great.
So why am I worried?
Something I’ve learned over the past two years of writing is that feeling good about your work usually leads to reading it later and hating it. In this case I haven’t started the publication dreams or anything ridiculous like that. This is a lesser evil. I expected to run into road blocks, plot holes and slogging dialogue by the 10k word mark. But I haven’t. I stay cautiously optimistic that it is because of my hard work over the past two years. Over time I’ve written a metric crap ton of short stories / web serials. Perhaps I simply can gauge exactly what needs to be done and just do it. Obviously there will be revisions to do. Typos, confusing lines, and description polish is a part of making a manuscript readable.
Only time will tell.
On a side note, I am working on a map for TWO DESTROYERS. I saw a really neat one made with Photoshop and it made me realize… I’m pretty good at it myself. A map should be easy. I’ll post it as soon as I get it done (assuming it doesn’t interfere with my NaNoWriMo Drive.
I’ve written a short story for Friday as well: A Day with Mr. Bentley. Those that are regulars on the site might notice when I do this I post it in my public folder as soon as I finish it. Meaning if you check it often, you can get an exclusive early peek.
Check out my progress on THE MACRO CORP here on my NaNoWriMo Page.