I have hit 50,000 words in what will be my fourth novel. Of late, I have done some research and determined that it will fall under the “Commercial Fiction” section (although that section is rather broad). With 20,000-30,000 words left to work with, I can feel the end of the story building up. All the characters are in the right spots. The storyline has progressed beautifully. I don’t think I’ve even been so happy with my own story before.
Considering I did not have an extensive outline as I wrote this book, I know the edit job will be a bit of a a hassle. I am already making note of a few of the problems that I have created. Some of them will be annoying. Others will be easy. I’m just glad that it doesn’t bother me all that much yet. When I was younger, I used to not be able to move on until I took care of every problem in the story. It’s the main reason why I never finished anything when I was younger. It’s fascinating how much progress you make in your own writing style with each and every piece you produce.
I did this too for the November writing thingy, got to 75,000 of which 33,000 where words I’d spelt wrong and almost half of the book couldn’t work out if what was happening to my protagonist being in the future or the past and then sometimes the present, jumping from 3rd to 1st person…. I hope your book was far better!!
I have trouble staying in tenses even when I’m writing slow. The NaNoWrMo is an interesting idea. I just wish they didn’t do it in November…
This is why I love the idea of editing (the IDEA, I said). I don’t have to care about what I’m writing too much, as long as I’m actually writing. I’ll uh…deal with later. Cough.