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.
3 thoughts on “On Meeting Goals But Not Yet Finishing”
I am with you! You can do it!!
Congratulations! I’ve never stuck with a single piece of writing long enough to have 90,000 words. Good luck with finishing the entire thing, though at the rate you’re going, I’m sure you don’t need it!
Thank you very much, Jhaneel! I have had so many fal;se starts over the years that I was just ready to actually get something done. Outlining helped getting me to where I am tremendously. And any good luck is greatly appreciated! Finishing the first draft is far from being done. Haha!