An Important Milestone

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen that I’m working on a novel. It’s a redraft of what I wrote for NaNoWriMo in 2013 and I’ve been working on it since August. Prior to this book, which I have resolved to finish no matter what, I started and abandoned tons of manuscripts. Seriously, it’s ridiculous. My hard drive is littered with old novel attempts. The longest I wrote without finishing it was just over 65,000 words.

I am happy to report that my current manuscript is 68,000 words. I feel like I have broken through a psychological barrier. The end is in sight. I can feel it. Things are getting very exciting for my main character. I’m also a terrible judge of my own writing, but I think this novel is probably the best work of fiction I’ve written so far. It flows better than the 65,000-word behemoth I abandoned, that’s for sure.

I just wrote 1,215 words in forty-five minutes. That’s an excellent rate. If I had kept writing, I probably would have hit about 1,600 before the hour was up. I do have a brand-new book on my Kindle calling to me, though, so I am going to go read that. 🙂


3 thoughts on “An Important Milestone

    1. Chris, I found a great writing group on Twitter. The current hashtag is #DecWritingChallenge (it changes by month) and their website is It’s a great group. The challenge is to write at least 500 words a day. It’s helped me immensely these past few months, so you should check it out! 🙂


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