Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Day 5
1 am 42,652
2 am 43,393
Break to 4 am)
5 am 44,641
6 am 45,300
(break to 5 pm)
6 pm 46,452
(break to 7 pm)
8 pm 47,647
9 pm 48,682
(Break to 10 pm)
11 pm 50,629
12 am 51,847

I'm closing in on the end. I might get there tomorrow, somewhere around 60,000 words. Not bad at all, especially for a first draft. It's fun to write these YA length novels.

And I still like this story. I keep coming up with wonderful little bits and pieces for it. Watching one of my characters, who has been in all the previous four novels suddenly trying to come to terms with his place in this mess has been a lot of fun. It's one of the things this story truly lacked until now.

The problem is that even though I have to stop writing by about 5 am, that doesn't always mean I'm really tired out. I just know that my arms need a rest.

I think I'm going to go watch something tonight. And then go to bed and think about the rest of this novel. Only a few steps left.

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