50,000 words and a great author =)
By Sherry Harris in Virginia where summer, judging by the traffic, is in full swing
The writing process continues to amaze and surprise me. I wake some mornings thinking the well is dry and then I go to my computer and words flow out of me. But for some reason when I hit fifty thousand words I feel like I’m done. It happened when I was writing Tagged for Death last summer and it happened again about a week ago. Unfortunately, fifty thousand words does not a novel make.
I know when I reach this point in my first draft, I haven’t written much description. I haven’t grounded the people talking – they are floating heads or talking heads. They don’t move or use their senses. I’ll go back and layer some of that in. But if I make up the whole 20,000 words I still need to write in…
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