Word count: 25,204
Recommended word count: 20,004
Proposed word count: 27,000
I am feeling wide awake. I went for a run this morning. It’s the first time I’ve managed that in about a month. I even ate breakfast. Now I’m ready for another day of torturous writing. I’m not enjoying it at the moment which just means that when I come back to redraft it there will be more problems in chapter five/six than in the rest of the body of the novel.
I’ve carefully persuaded Stacy to read the very first draft to let me know what she makes of it. She reads more books than anyone else I can think of and has an eye for detail. With that safety net I’m just going to power through this thing.
I don’t like writing being an arduous process. I’m hoping today I will get onto more stable ground. It’s the usual issue of over thinking the whole thing and not being able to see this in context of the rest of the book or the book as a whole. I’m just slamming my head against a wall here though. I’ll just get on with it and keep you updated.