It was January of last year when In Pain and Blood reared its head. I’d 27k down by the time NaNoWriMo 2015 rocked up. I entered, naively believing that it would perhaps have another few thousand words afterward. That maybe it would reach the heights of 100k.
Yet here I am, with a story that’s 50,000 more words heavier. I started this month with 155k already written. I believed I might be able to just meet the goal. I thought that, surely, I could finish In Pain and Blood. My projected word count said I’d 54k left and… Well, I might’ve done another 50k in a month and won NaNoWriMo 2016, but I’m sure as heck not as close to being done writing this story as I thought. Those extra chapters might have something to do with it, as does having the average word count of each completed chapter be around 4500 words.
Let’s see how long it takes me to finish up that projected 27k still kicking about.