I have made it!!! Five years ago I would have really been rejoicing at reaching 50,000 words. I did in fact. Five years ago was the first time I had actually written anything that long and the first time I finally proved to myself that I could take a story line and extend it into near novel form. After several years of rinse and repeat I learned and I realized that 50,000 words is nowhere near the total word count for my genre. I need to write between 80,000 and 95,000 to get closer to what fans of fantasy and paranormal romance expect.
The bad news? I won’t make 85,000 this month. With the launch of Fae Hunter and all the promo along with it there were a few days of zero words being written on Fae Guardian. However, I am back in the saddle again. I am writing a consistent 1,000 to 2,000 words a day and I will finish this first draft in the next few weeks.
I also have some rabid plot bunnies threatening to dig under the fence of my writing time and start a novella about two side characters, one of which is Kit from Book #1 of the Soulstealer Trilogy. I am keeping myself from writing the novella until the first draft of Book #2 is finished. I don’t want to ruin anything, but in Book #2 Kit is all grown up. 🙂