One hundred thousand words! A milestone in drafting the manuscript for the Greatest Game.
A milestone without context to those reading this post? Certainly. From the outside looking in, one does not know whether my next novel, in terms of length, will be a tomelike epic or a taut thriller. A hundred thousand could be a drop in the bucket.
But to me, 100K does represent a significant waypoint. Since I’ve done a rough plot outline, I can safely say there’s less than a third to go. I’m fast approaching the climax – one definitely full of excitement and suspense.
Summer is not an ideal time to write a novel, what with the enticement of beautiful weather coupled with new trails and sites to explore. The great outdoors beckon, shouting at me to forgo the keyboard. I oblige often. Perseverance is the name of the game when writing amid the summer months. Slowly but surely I have toiled (enjoyably) at the growing manuscript. I believe the end results will confirm the effort was worthwhile.