Whew! The writing challenge is over! And I’m WIPped! But I’m quite proud of myself for focusing so intently. I nearly hit my goal and I finally feel a sense of accomplishment when it comes to the WIP.
I have to say, knowing you were all out there was a big motivator. Especially all you first-drafters. To me, the brain dump of the first draft is like driving on an open highway, enjoying wherever the story takes you, the words flying out of the fingers at 90 miles per hour. But trying to fill in a WIP with more words is like trying to parallel-park a big semi-truck in a space meant for a VW Bug. I kept hitting up against the boundaries of the beginning and the end that were already written. So the words didn’t come as quickly as they have in the past, but I am definitely happy.
So…what is my final word count?
Starting: 70,718
Ending: 81,040
And Purpose is almost done! Woot!
How did you do? Did you beat me? Comment below with your final word count. If you beat me, I’ll make you a little button to put on your blog for bragging rights. 🙂 And let me know if you want to do this again. Maybe we can make it a “thing.”