If you have been following my progress on Heavenly Lights, my current novel, for a while, you may remember that my goal was to have a 90,000-word draft finished by the end of spring. I’m not going to lie, the thought of working on something larger than anything else I have worked on before was a little bit daunting; but I kept with it.
This past weekend, I hit that goal. 90,000 words. That’s 360 pages if there are 250 words on each page. That is quite an accomplishment, I think. But here’s the thing:
I’m far from being finished. I still have another thirty or so chapters to write, then I have to go through the entire thing and change a few POV’s and add in an entirely separate subplot that made its way into my mind as I was writing. How many words will the finished novel be? I don’t know. I don’t even think that I am going to set a word count goal. The only goal I will be setting is getting the thing done.
Thank you to every single one of you who have stuck with me while I work on this novel. It’s been an awesome experience, and I hope the awesomeness will only continue throughout the entire process of getting the novel ready for people to read. I would have a much more difficult time with all of this if it wasn’t for you.