Hooray! It’s time for another writing report. I kept forgetting to post this and almost combined it with December, but the report for December will be huge because it’s the end of the year. Therefore, I decided to keep this one separate.
November was a pretty good month. I wrote 19,586 words, which is an average of 652 words a day. That’s not my best count, but it’s certainly not my worst, either. All of that was editing my novel. I’d done a read-through back in October, so I spent November implementing the changes I found. I cut scenes, I moved chapters around, and I wrote entirely new scenes. I also rewrote the entire end of the novel. I’m still not sure if I’m satisfied with it, but I think it’s a lot better than it was before.
So, what’s next? I’m doing another read-through and editing some problem areas I missed the first time around. The problem areas mainly involve pacing (I hate pacing because I’m so bad at it—if anyone has pacing advice for me, please don’t hesitate to share). Once I finish this second edit, I think it’ll be time to show the novel to people. I’m at the point where I can’t see any remaining mistakes because I’ve been looking at this work for so long. I’m terrified of showing it to people, though, so let’s not talk about that right now…
Here’s something exciting: as of the end of November, I wrote a total of 217,929 words so far this year. Not too shabby, if I don’t say so myself!