The 40,000 Word Mark!

Tonight, a milestone in the writing of The MirrorMasters was achieved. I reached the 40,000 word mark, so it's about halfway done! What an exhilarating feeling to know that it's slowly but surely getting there.

The writing is coming along more quickly now, and hopefully that will keep up for the rest of the first draft. My goal is to complete the first draft by the end of October and have the revisions done by the end of the year. An ambitious timeline? Maybe.

Thought I'd celebrate tonight with a blog post. And I'll treat myself to something special, like an ice cream sandwich, tomorrow.

Here's to celebrating the milestones in our journeys to publications!


  1. 40,000 words is a substantial amount of work, no matter what. Like when training for the Marathon, keeping a log and finding comfort in any milestones reached is a perfectly good approach to staying on target and reasonably satisfied. It is hard work, but why not take the odd moment to celebrate?

  2. Thanks for stopping by to look at the site and leave a comment, WE! I agree that celebrating the milestones along the way, and all the work that went into getting there, is helpful when it comes to staying on target and being satisfied with the progress.

  3. Congratulations. I hope you meet your self set deadlines. It is something I particularly suck at so it always makes me happy to see someone else succeed. Success is inspirational.

    Years from now you are probably going to read this particular post and remember just how happy you were when you wrote it.

  4. I have a hard time with deadlines, too. But we will both get there, and both succeed :) Wow, there's probably no chance that a first draft will be complete by the end of October, but who knows? Maybe at least by the end of the year, hopefully. Thanks so much for following the blog and taking the time to post!

    Hehe, one day in the far future, I'll be sure to come back to this post and remember how it felt to write it. That's the beauty of blogs and other writing; that memory is preserved for ages to come.

    Here's to our success in keeping to deadlines! And even when we don't, here's to celebrating the progress we did make!


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