I realize that since I’m not doing this for NaNoWriMo 50,000 is a pretty arbitrary number, but it seems like such a big deal. After writing 50,000 words, I’m obviously not going to abandon it at this point. I won’t let myself quit at this point. I estimate that after 30,000-40,000 more words the first draft will be finished. I’m about 2/3 of the way done, I’d say. I’m hoping that this final stretch will fly by so that I’ll be prepared for November so that I can at least attempt to write 50,000 words in November too.
For the rest of you in the middle of a project, how are you doing?