Writing Log July 29th, 2019

6:25 – Woke up, and now it’s time to write. I need 4,000 words today.

6:42 – Word count, 0. Cut more scenes. I’m up to eleven scenes cut. I might have just shaved enough of the subplot to get the novel back down to the original goal of 70,000 words!

8:08 – Word count. 1,752. Not bad for just over an hour. I did take a few breaks during the scene. Now that I’m looking at the word count, I think the scene might be a bit long. However, it might be the most important scene of the story. So, I’ll let me editor tell me if it needs to be trimmed down. Now I’m going to take a twenty minute break and get back to it by 8:30.

12:40 – Word count, 3,664. I took another hour break and then wrote for about 30 minutes. I’ve got to watch the little one for about an hour, and then I’ll be able to get back to writing. I’ve got 11.5 scenes to go. I think I’ve got less than 10,000 words to go. If I finish the novel today, I’ll be ecstatic.

17:45 – I didn’t get back to the novel. I had lunch with the family and hang up for the rest of the day. 

22:58 – Word count, 3,042. My twenty minute break turned into nearly two hours. I didn’t get back on the computer until right after ten o’clock. I’m down to 13 more scenes! Total word count is up to 62,640! I’ve got a lot of momentum here, and there is a crazy chance that I might finish this novel today. I’ve got two more scenes before the major climax, which will happen over seven scenes. Then there scenes for aftermath, and two final scenes for resolution and setup of book two. However, this novel will not end on a cliff hanger. At least don’t intend to do that.

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