Thursday, December 07, 2006
The Next 40
I've redone my spreadsheet for another 40 day run. The idea now is to just motor on Drayton until it is done. If I work on it every day, that should happen in just over two months. That's how close I am. All I have to do is add less than 300 words per day every day and I can have a full novel drafted in 76 days.
By adding in the last three chapters of the previous version--the ones in which I started catching on to how to write a novel--I've upped the word total to 28,128. That's about 6,000 words basically overnight. Now, if I could keep that pace up, I'd be done sometime next week, but i wouldn't get any bets down in Vegas on that if I were you.