Still beavering away slowly. (Can you beaver away slowly or does beavering involve haste?!) Word count is down partly because I lost my writing mojo earlier in the week and partly because I'm going back tightening up what I've got as well as writing more. I know I was just going to write and get it all down, but I want to enter it in the RWA's STALI contest (Single Title and Loving It). You need to enter the first 10,000 words of a manuscript - I'm entering it for the feedback, not with any expectation of winning!
So currently up to 6,340 words. I'm in the middle of a scene and need to leave it to simmer while I work out where its going. I have one scene from the beginning of the book that is just completely wrong - the character has changed from when I wrote it - so I need to think about how to rewrite it. The rest is ok, just needs a lot of cutting & polishing, and a bit of research on setting. Oh and 1,000+ of those words belong to a scene that actually comes a lot later in the book but I needed to write it when it came to me. So really I have about another 5000 words to write and then edit the heck out of it all in the next 3 or 4 weeks. It closes sometime in September.
Having said all that, I am still aiming for my 50,000 words by Oct 24th. I'll just have to work a bit harder some weeks!