Seven days off and it’s back to writing.
On the left is the completed draft of Genie Memories, double-spaced and Courier font-size 12. 334 pages. Perfect for making notes. On the right, the single spaced draft I used while actually writing the story. Scattered throughout its pages are notes I made but didn’t want to go back and make the changes at the time. Eventually I’ll consolidate it down to just one stack of papers.
I confess to being a bit surprised the completed draft comes to just 63,463 words. I was shooting for around 90,000 and I still think the final product will end up near that number. Extra scenes have to be added, characters fleshed out, a plot line here and there tweaked. Plus there is the abandoned scenes folder which contains 19,400 words. So in theory, I did write over 82,000 words.
The goal right now is to get this done by mid-December. If it takes longer than that to get it right, then it’ll take longer but that’s what I’m thinking right now.