Hello lovely pledgers,
Just a quick update to let you know that yesterday I finally managed to write 'THE END'.
Here is evidence:
The last few weeks have been very intense. In order to make sure I was writing enough words every day I came up with a very basic solution, which is best explained by the picture below...
Rather than telling myself to write 1,000 words a day, I gave myself a check box for every 500 words, which actually encouraged me to write a lot more. If you are the sort of person who gets satisfaction out of ticking things off a list, then this will probably work for you :)
I also had to turn my phone off and put it in a different room, as well as using a Chrome plugin called StayFocusd to block the entire internet for hours at a time. First world problems, indeed.
But I did it!
I ended up with 85k words, then 84k after a quick edit. About 12k of that was in the last three days, which is ridiculous. There's still a bit I know I want to change, but at this point I think it's better if I step away from it before I lose my mind.
Now it's in the hands of the editors, and I'm actually really looking forward to getting it back in a few weeks and seeing it covered in digital red pen. Eeeeeeek!
Big thanks to my fiance for reading it in its raw form and giving me excellent feedback, as well as putting up with me, particularly for the last three days.
And thanks to all of you for reading this and pledging - don't forget to tell a friend that they can still pledge and pre-order to get their name in the front :)
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Thanks again and I can't wait for you all to read it soon.
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