Alright! So I’m sitting at 28043 words. After a small amount of calculation, I’m pretty sure I won’t be winning this year. But, I did have finals for school and all of that earlier this month so I knew I probably wouldn’t be. We’ll see what my end count is a week from today, but I can say that I love the story. There are a lot of holes I know I need to fix, a lot more character building and world building I need to do for the setting, but I enjoy the story-line immensely.
For this particular story I decided to challenge myself and stick to only two Points of View. The result has been a beautiful story about a mother and her son. We get to see both of them in action, hear their thoughts and their misunderstandings, and watch the strife that comes about when a harsh truth imposes itself in their relationship. I admit that it is strangely difficult to write only these two POV’s since my very Third Person Limited writing style keeps begging me to go into someone else’s brain for a minute, but I believe this story will be better for the limitation.
That said, at the end of this month I will be setting Tapped aside (regardless of where I am in the plot) in order to pick up and finish Dead Magic and Usurper. (Dead Magic first.) These two are on contract and do require my attention.
But it has been great fun writing something at break-neck speed, heedless of every caution my internal editor’s voice kept trying to shove in my way. While I admit that this leaves me with a lot more editing to do later, there is something to say about being able to put the shell of the work down.
Seven days left. Let’s see how many words I can slam onto paper before September.