I’m back up to 80K words in my nearly totally rewrite of my novel. The novel I thought I had “finished.”
I’m so relieved, not because it’s done (because it’s not) but because when when I initially cut out 100 pages and 2 characters, I wondered whether I’d have enough “stuff” for a novel-size book to begin with. But here it is– 80K words and change. It’s novel-length, indeed.
I’m trying not to think about how little sleep I’ve gotten in order to do this over the past– what?– three to four weeks. Instead, I’m focusing on my self-imposed deadline at the end of the month to have all the major revisions finished so I can get it critiqued for feedback. And after I’ve handed it off for critiquing, I know I’ll get a 1-2 week break before I get it returned with a gazillion red marks again. The good news is, the 1-2 week writing break will take place over my kids’ Spring Break. Yea, for good timing!
I’ll be back here again, soon. I hope.