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Falling short

Day 29

Currently Listening To: Unholy Confessions, by Avenged Sevenfold

Word Count: 53189

At this point, I have too much to do to add in a few thousand more words. I think I will stick with this as the final word count.

However, there is still one day left for everyone else! If you’re reaching the goal of 50,000 words, keep going! I’ll be rooting for you!

While I am kind of bummed that I won’t make it to 75,000 words this year (I’d need a weekend to pull another 10,000+ word count), I am proud of the draft I did produce and the potential it has. I’m already looking forward to editing it! (and I never say that!). The story isn’t complete so it leaves me room to keep writing in the coming months.

Next month will be editing and world building. Stay tuned to the latter!

So Why Do I Still Work?

Day 16

Song That Helped Me Out: Citizen Erased, by Muse

Word Count: 51461

So someone asked me today:

“If you want to publish a novel, why are you working a full-time job?”

It’s a fair question. After all, getting a novel ready for publication isn’t an easy task. Having to work 40 hours a week, plus commuting, eats up a lost of time for the week.

So here’s why I still continue to work:

  • Loans to pay off.
  • Steady source of income.
  • I like my job.

As I’ve said before, writing is more of a hobby than a career for me. When I get Perverse Selection published (either traditional or self) it’ll be something to cross off my life goal list.

I enjoy writing, and I want to keep it that way. 😀

Posting to resume September.

Lots of busy things going on outside of writing, so I can’t commit to updating for a while.