I finally reached the 50k mark with only one day to go! Validation was a bit tricky, but only because my writing was intertwined with the stuff I’d already written. So, National Novel Writing Month is over and I have to rehabilitate with my family, who hasn’t seen me much over the last twenty-nine days. Seriously, I spent all that time holed up in the bedroom with my little laptop. I’m missing my big desktop baby…
But In Pain and Blood is now a healthy 72k thanks to the 22000 words I’d previously had for it. That should make me close to being done, yes?
Well, no there’s actually still a fair way to go on the novel itself. I’ve only completed three chapters throughout this entire month. Which means I’ve 30 more to go… Maybe 28 depending on how the scenes line up. A lot of it is due to the fact that the chapters themselves are quite big. The completed ones average out to 5k each, the biggest having 7140 words. And there are incomplete ones sitting at 2-4k. They all add up quite nicely.
I’d say there’s probably at least another 50k lurking within the story. Mostly at the front where I haven’t yet fleshed out the story, I want to make his home a memorable place filled with people rather than names so that the feelings will match up. Considering I refuse to break it due to how it runs in the same world as the others I plan, it’s likely to become my biggest standalone to date.
But that’s all for later. Right now, I’m going to bask in the joy of getting 50,000 words done in 29 days.