I told you guys yesterday that I'd share some of the things I've learned over the past 2 months. Well, the biggest thing I've learned is that nothing is a given, and that EVERYTHING takes longer than I think it will.
Yesterday afternoon, around 3:30, I typed "The End" and then jumped up from my computer and did a little snoopy dance. Feeling extremely proud of myself, I copied the work from my Power Writer program, and pasted it into a Word document.
The happy instantly drained out of my dance, and despair rushed in. I have no explanation for it, but the Power Writer program showed that I had 80,300 words. My Word document shows I have 77,000 words.
80,000 is the minimum accepted word count.
So, I'm scrambling to add 3K words to the story so I can get it sent in before I leave for Charleston tomorrow morning. We're going for a wedding, and I refuse to be stuck in my room, writing, while everyone else is having fun and visiting with family.
Next week, when I'm sure I'm completely finished (LOL) I'll give you the full rundown of all that I've learned.
I hope it's a great Thursday for everyone, and stay cool!!!
Peace and love,