A little while ago I calculated how long the novel would be based on the number of chapters averaging about 4K each. I also have a prologue and suspect an epilogue, neither of them longer than 2K. That comes out to about 55K total. It’s low, but when I go through and edit i’ll probably add at least a thousand words to each chapter filling in sensory detail and what stuff looks like, since I tend to leave that out the first time through. Other people take out words, I have to shove them in!
So right now my goal is 55K, and thus I got one of these cute little progress things:
4,388 / 55,000
I’m not counting the prologue I wrote since it needs to be rewritten… a lot. Still, it’s a good start.
Shall I take a day off or get started on the next chapter? Decisions, decisions…