Grateful: a big pile of words and lots of work to do

Mostly grateful, but partly TERRIFIED and overwhelmed by the sheer task ahead of me.  I just merged all the last outlying parts of my work in progress into their probable order.

It’s all good, and it can only get better, right? Right?

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This little Scrivener screen is telling me that I have over 300 pages of paperback novel in my hands to make into a good story. It’s saying that I have lots of revision to do. But it’s also saying that I’ve written (and re-written and re-written) close to 125,000 words.

I just handed the first 65 pages to my first beta reader. Besides my husband, that is. Now to keep on writing and revising.


About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, library techie, birder and runner. I make felt and teach others. I love colors and textures and birds and books. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I am running to get stronger, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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