I know, I've been slack about posting my progress. But that's just because I've been racing along. I had an awesome day's writing yesterday which has pushed me just over the 60K mark. I figure I have about 20K to go, which is a little longer than I was hoping for, but I know there is space for cutting further back. Especially since yesterday I had a brainwave about how to solve a plotting problem I had earlier on. It's so simple, I can't believe I didn't think of it already.
Yeah, I'm a moron. But sometimes you need to get out of a sticky spot to figure out the best way to deal with it.
I'm excited by this book. I love my characters even though I keep getting frustrated by their stupid decisions. But I know they're doing exactly what they need to do, exactly what would have done (and did) in their positions. I have to let them go through with them, even though I now know how dumb they're being, and how reckless. At 39 I know a lot more than I did at 17....
So I feel like I'm on track to finish this draft by the end of the month or a week or so into July, well before my deadline of July 27th. I'm itching to revise already, but I'll hold off until after the Film Festival because once I dive in, I want to be able to give the revision process everything I can, and I won't have much to give while working 60+ hours per week.
How are your WIPs coming along? Do your characters frustrate you with their dumb decisions too?