My current work in progress hit 25,000 words today. Almost 100 pages. I remember when my first draft of CHEATER hit that landmark; I was in awe that I’d written so much. That was almost 3 years ago. I’ve learned a lot since then, and now, it seems like not such a big deal. I see it as unpolished, just very basic ideas, and I know a lot of it won’t make it to the second or third drafts, let alone the final version. I know I’ll be picking it all apart and poking and prodding at it before too long. But I think, tonight, I’m going to take a little time to just kick back and enjoy reaching this point.
Work in Progress August 28, 2008