Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Summer Book Challenge report

Although I wasn't able to complete the first draft of my summer book challenge book, a science fiction romance called A Pirate's Honor, I'm pleased to announce that I'm 68,936 words along.

All I have left to write is the black moment and ending. I should have no trouble completing this by the end of this month.

So, that said, my goal for September is to finish and write 'the end' to this draft.

I'm looking forward to putting this manuscript aside for a bit, so I can work on a few short stories and novellas for a change.


Catherine Bybee said...

Best of luck getting to The End.

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks, Catherine! That is my mission for the month.

Isabel Roman said...

Great goal, Susan! How many words is your novel? Or should I say how many words do you plan on your novel being? And (because I'm curious) how many words do you write a day?

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks, Isabel! I plan for the first draft to be roughly 80,000 words. I tend to add to the word count during the first revision. I usually write 1000 words per day, but over the summer I've been pushing it to 1500. I don't write on weekends, though, and occasionally take a day off during the week. So, I don't think I'll have much trouble finishing this in my projected time frame. I've already entered the opening in two contests, so won't be tweaking those chapters again until revision.