Yep, skipped right over any possible Warhammer jokes and went to 50,000 words. I don’t have much to say about it really, beyond that I felt very little as the wordcount tipped over last night. I got a very tiny jolt of “Oh, that happened. I guess that’s a thing that I did.” and then it was gone.
Granted, that particular number was never the intended finish line, and only serves as the loosest basis of the idea of a halfway point. There’s still a lot of mountain to climb, after all.
So, looking onward from this point what have I got left to do? I’ve moved all of my players onto trajectories that will lead to THE END in one way or another, and that is actually kind of exciting. I’m still skeptical about reaching 100,000 words with this draft though. Not that missing that target would be the end of the world, I could end up with a tighter and more concise 90,000 word novel and I suppose I’d be just fine with that.
Alas, I think my brain is starting to get ahead of me. Reality check, I’m still only halfway through a first draft. I’ve still thousands of words to go, and revisions and rewrites on top of that. Back to it, I reckon.