I had two goals for January: write 100,000 words and finish draft two of Tilt Your Head and Smile. I’m happy to say that I at least accomplished one of those goals. I finished the month with 100,096 words. I managed 78k in Tilt, 9.5k in Em, which I wrote at the beginning of the month before I got back into Tilt, and 12k in my new story, which I’m calling Patrick/Jeremy right now because I can’t think of anything better yet.
I’m not really happy with the progress I’ve made with Tilt, but I’m going to try to reserve judgment until I actually finish the novel and leave it alone for a while. I looked over my original outline this morning and used that to make a new one. According to this new outline, I’m about five chapters away from finishing it. That’s my first goal for this month: finish this novel. Then, I’m going to try to finish Em. I’m also hoping to write 50k this month. It’s funny how 1725 (the minimum word count per day) suddenly seems to small. Four months ago, I was terrified that I wouldn’t be able to write the 1667 a day needed for NaNo.
It’s amusing how quickly things change.