So, having just broken through the first 10,000 words of my novel, I’m feeling very confident about the remaining 90k or so. The writing seems to pour out a lot easier once you’ve made some headway with your characters. Its been a lot of years since I wrote anything of substantial length, so I’d forgotten how much better it does get. I might actually be a strange sort of writer who looks forward to the ‘middle’ of the story and hates the beginning. I mean, it’s true that I’ve written about 50 beginnings/prologues in the past with no progress made beyond that, but when I latch onto a story idea that has actual potential to go the distance, it seems I look forward to the plot threads intertwining as I plunge further into the story. I’ve set myself a target of 25,000 words, to be completed by the end of March. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to reach it. I have 2 weeks booked off work during March, so this should give me some writing time too.
I wonder, has anyone out there recently reached a goal or milestone? Feels good, doesn’t it?