825 words so far

It took me a while to find the angle into the new direction of the story. Now that I have it, it’s moving pretty well. Chick has made her first appearance — the hero’s dead daughter, appearing to the heroine. I’m still doing backfill and connections on existing material, so word counting is going to be a bit difficult — I’m pulling things out, putting them in. Checking this section for a word counts hasn’t been hard because it’s all in one block. It’s about to get messier, though, as I start moving into the stuff I’m going to keep, bringing it into line with the new outline and story.

Total word count — 16,638

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.