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July 19th

I hit 20,000 words for the month! Which means that I am sitting around 60,000 words for the novel so far, very exciting, and while there are only 5,000 more words required to complete the HalfNoC challenge, I’ll be continuing on past this and hoping to get closer to ‘the end’.

At this point I really don’t know how many words it will take. I think the novel will be on the shorter side and I’m totally okay about that. Pretty much all the pieces I need to finish the book are in action, and it should easily lead on to the next steps, though I think when rewriting I’m really going to have to focus on the balance of relationships within the novel – they all work, and the main characters are necessary, but I feel a little as though I’m in danger of neglecting some characters/relationships.

Mind you, people do that right? And I am following my MC’s PoV and no other. Lives criss cross and friends fade in and out when you’re in different situations, so perhaps it’s not as bad as I’m fearing. I think it’s more that last year while writing a novel I got to the end and realized I’d completely neglected the MC’s friend for the last third of the book, she had completely disappeared off the scene and it wasn’t in line with her nature, there is no way she would actually have let that happen.

Where as in this case…perhaps not so unlikely. We’ll see I guess, and because I’m so worried about doing it again, I guess I’m not likely to as badly as before!

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4 thoughts on “July 19th”

  1. When I read the story, I’ll be sure to look out for any characters that you may be neglecting. I think I can tell what you mean even now, though, but I’ll reserve my judgement for when I can get an updated version of it. I DID read what you sent me, btw, and it was good! You’re being lazy, tho. šŸ˜› Skipping around and making awkward, jerky transitions. The writing is pretty good, it’s more the way you jump from scene to scene that is a bit irritating.

    Anyway, I think you’re doing really well so far. WAY better than me and that’s saying something! Especially considering you have the two little imps to contend with. I feel so far behind, it’s awful. I’m so glad I decided to go with Halfnoc instead of Socnoc, cause I’d’ve never made it.

    1. Jerky transitions, lol that’s a new one! I’ll try and keep an eye on that. I think it’s probably more to do with wanting to finish a scene before I pass out for the night more than anything else šŸ˜‰ haha

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