I really feel like I’m on the home straight now. Almost two full days ahead of the recommended word count, and under 9,000 words to go. The feeling of seeing that remaining count-down tick over from 5 digits to 4 was… indescribable. I can’t imagine what it will feel like when I finally validate a winning word count!
I’m still not sure I’ll get to 50,000 words without some padding here and there, but it’s getting closer all the time. I’m almost at the finish line! It’s so exciting… I’ve wanted to write a novel for years, but this is the first time I’ve even come close.