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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Too Busy Writing!

I realized today it has been nearly a week since I last blogged, so I need to get something up here.

I don't have a whole lot to discuss this week.  The problem is, I've been too busy actually writing!  I broke the 7000 word barrier (as those who follow me on twitter already know *wink*) this week as I've been continuing to flesh out this battle.

I am still surprised by the number of words devoted to this one particular scene.  I'm still not done, and can easily see another 1000 to 2000 words devoted to it.  It's already over 3200 words as is (10 pages, 8x10 with generous margins and spacing between paragraphs). 

My plan at this point is to finish the scene before I go back and do anything to change it.  I haven't even read it through myself.  Once it is done I will see if it flows well.  I will also send it out for others to read and give feedback. 

My assumption is a book should start out around 100,000 words.  It has been very uplifting to think I'm already nearing 1/10th of that goal.

Thanks for reading!