41131 / 100000 words. 41% done!
I think it’s funny I feel guilty about taking whole sections of the original and only tweaking them a little bit. As though I’m cheating on my word count. Never mind that this is how it’s supposed to work and that there’s a lot of the original I’m keeping.
There’s also a lot that I’m changing. Those places flow more quickly than if this were fully an original novel. It’s like the difference between building a house from scratch and renovating one you already have. All the structure is there. It’s just a matter of working around and with it and being a little flexible.
Rewriting this novel reminds me how much I loved the original. I only hope that the alterations help it become even better. All the horror elements are rearing their frightening heads, and I just become giddy with it.
This next week is my work week off, so I’m hoping to cross 50k and reach 55k by the end of next Sunday. I won’t get on my case if I don’t. I’m just really hoping for that. Right now, I’m not feeling halfway done with the novel, which makes me a little bit nervous. I hope it doesn’t go too much higher than 100k, if it has to get close at all. I don’t want another long one. I really don’t.