32,000 words and going strong. I’m going to need to keep averaging at least 2,000 words a day from now until next week in order to make sure I keep up and finish on time. I love my story and I really wish I could work on it more every day, but I’m trying not to push too far past my limits after the week I’m still recovering from.
It’s never a bad thing to take time to think over where you want to go next with your story, either. I take a little time at the end of each day to think about a scene I might want to work on or an event I know I want to happen at some point in the book. I’ve written a lot of the end and a big chunk of the beginning. It’s the middle I’m contemplating now.
The interesting thing about this book is that there are a lot of separate stories and POVs that all have to connect by the end to make it work. I love Ally’s story, but I want to develop Tiffany’s a little bit more. She’s also a character that didn’t have as big of a role in the TV pilot I drafted a few years ago.
Character development isn’t the only element I’m brainstorming. I’m also torn between making the entire book split into two parts or split it into more than one book. I don’t want to pull a Stephenie Meyer and make it 600 pages long. But maybe that’s the only way it will work.
I’m so tired I can’t see straight. Can’t you tell?
The things we give up for our WriMos.