Wordcount 12/20/07: 6503
But that's the number of words since the 9th of December, which was 11 days ago. So I've averaged less than 600 words per day since the last time I reported in. Not good enough.
A lot has transpired within those 6500 words that I've written in the last week and a half. A character died who wasn't supposed to. A fallen angel stopped time and blew up the Fatherhouse. A secret is revealed that could potentially solve the story question posed at the beginning of the book. So all in all, it's been a productive week, just not a prolific one.
I'm a bit hung up over total wordcount. I tend to write tight, and have to go back through a manuscript to fill in and flesh out the narrative. That's just how I write. But still, I can't help worrying that I won't have enough words when I reach the end. I'd anticipated about 100,000, but that's not going to happen. I'm thinking now of 70,000 to 80,000 words, tops. I've run the ending of this book through my mind a number of times. I'm on the downhill side of the roller coaster as pivotal scenes make their appearance. It's an exciting time. 8^)