Wednesday, March 21, 2012

40,000 Words, 10,000 To Go!

I just reread through my research proposal for this project and I noticed that I wrote "I expect to be stressed throughout this project due to the amount of schoolwork I also have deadlines for as well as writing this novel and keeping up with the blog about it". I haven't really been stressed at all with this project besides the small moments of me wondering how bad and when I was going to hit the writers block wall.

With already having written 40,000 words by the end of the day today you'd expect me to have had stressful encounters with my computer and myself but that doesn't seem to be the case. What I find odd however is that I'm a little worried about hitting the 50,000 word mark.

Because this is an assignment, I was able to keep up with the novel and the blog. But what happens after I've finished? Will I still have the desire to finish and complete this book with my whole heart? I like to believe that I will but the future is something I'm unsure of. Things can get in the way and change plans but I'd love to keep myself focused on this project.

I'm so close to the end it's very exciting, but I know that my word count will go way over 50,000 words, but of course, not more than 120,000. Publishers don't want new writers to have books over 120,000 words. I'm hoping that I can get this published in a few months when I feel like it's ready.

Feeling like it's ready is going to take work. While I'm reading I keep finding myself comparing it to people like JK Rowling or Suzanne Collins which is not good because there's nobody who can write like them. But there are some ways I can at least calm myself down about my own work.

To get this to it's full potential I'm going to have my friends read it, point out parts that need editing, go over it myself multiple times, and trust in myself with this. But it helps that I have so many people around me wanting to read it.

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  1. I want to read it! And why can't it be more than 120000 words?

    1. Publishers don't want new writers to publish anything longer than that at the most. It has something to do with marketing.

  2. if i don't get to read your book i'll be seriously pissy