"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

3/1/09

Nearing the Finish Line: A book update

Well, it's a new month (can you believe we're in March alreaady?), and those of you who have been here for a while know what that means: time for an update on my progress on the rough draft of my nonfiction book "Ailing Body, Nourished Soul."

My goal for this month was 9,000 words, and I am pleased to say that, with God's help and your encouragement, I not only met that goal: I surpassed it!


9539 / 9000 words. 106% done!

I'm also quite excited to announce, as I recently updated on my book progress page, my word count for the entire book is at 44,867 words. I NEVER would have thought I could write anywhere near that amount just a year ago, but I have.

I am also realizing that I am coming close to the end of this book (the rough draft, anyway!). As of right now, I feel like I only have about three more chapters to write, including the one I started a couple days ago. That means that I may actually finish the draft before this month is over. WOW.

Of course, it's entirely possible that I'll think of something else I haven't considered before and need to write another chapter(that happened twice this past month!). If that's the case, I'll just keep moving on. But, I am definitely approaching the end of this draft.

So, I'm sticking with my same goal of 325 words a day for the month of March (10,000 for the month), with the caveat that if I do finish the book before I've written those 10k, I won't go back in and try to add more! (LOL and I AM the type of person who would do that. Trust me!)

Oh, and trust me. If I DO finish before the end of the month, you'll know about it. (AND I will take a break from the book for at least the rest of that month!)

I'll have my new ticker up on my sidebar tonight after I write my first set of 325 words. Thanks again for reading, and supporting me in this adventure!

4 comments:

  1. Woot! Woot! Congratulations!

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  2. AWESOME!!! Way to "push on to the goal". :)
    (btw, your Pentateuch blog on Exemplify isn't linking up! the www claims it doesn't exist)

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  3. YEAH Joanne!!! Way to go!! Too many miles between us or we could do the happy dance together!! Don't worry though. I'll do it for both of us! LOL

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  4. YIPEE!! You go, girl!! I looooove watching you progress on this project!
    Huge hugs!

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