Tuesday, November 23, 2010


So I did it. I made the 50K mark. I had a brief moment of satisfaction about that, then realized it doesn't mean anything because the book is nowhere near finished. And I mean NOWHERE.

Writing in sequence doesn't work for me. I've learned that now. So I've given up on that and am currently working on the climax and ending of the book. Hopefully that will help guide the middle section I haven't written yet. Well, not much of yet.

So, I feel like I'm probably around 20-30K away from finishing the book, which isn't so bad. I thought I was aiming at a 60-65K book, and I probably still am, after serious editing.

How's your progress? Is your book shaping up into a book, or is it a massive pile of jumbled words?


  1. Congrats, Kate. I know you've mentioned before that you write in varying sequences. Many well known writers seem to do that as well. I can't even imagine!

  2. Wow!! 50K is quite an achievement! Even if you still have a lot of work to do, you made a great start and soon you'll have a complete novel.

    I can't write out of sequence. It would be too confusing for me. My novels always start small, and then I build up each chapter when I revise.

  3. I think I use the scenes I write first as goal markers along the way. Without them, I seem to ramble along a lot, going off on interesting tangents but losing the story. We'll see what it looks like when I go back to read it when I'm done. So far I haven't read much of it, and none in order.