42640 / 50000 words. 85% done!
The story is really cruising on now. I am getting closer to having a complete tale, and I find that vastly exciting. There are sections I am hugely proud of. I know that going back to edit will be a ton of work, but I am getting more and more excited to get to that phase.
The beginning of this book is a bear. I have to introduce things that go away and do not come back again until the end. Getting all the pieces in place and not losing the reader in the process is what the balancing act is all about. I have added a few scenes that I think flesh things out nicely, but am spending most of my time working on the middle.
I am very proud to be spending my summer writing my first novel. I dreamed about this as a kid, then lost that dream for a long time.
It is funny how things come back again.