I finished the second climax of the novel today. It puts me past 45,000 words. When I finished, I realized how barren my outline was for the rest of the novel. Just a few points here and there. I spent a great deal of time finding historical references to make the final 25,000-35,000 words realistic and fascinating. I think I spent more time outlining than writing today. But I am in luck. The final outline is complete.
With this novel, i have accomplished several goals that I have aimed for. One: I am writing something I would love to read. Two: I have a stroyline is not linear throughout. Three: Love is not the central theme. Four: Only a single character contains characteristic similar to me (and he actually isn’t involved in the story itself). All in all, I feel like this novel is my most successful one yet. And I haven’t even finished it. I still predict that I will be done before the end of May.