I have hit 50,000 words in what will be my fourth novel. Of late, I have done some research and determined that it will fall under the “Commercial Fiction” section (although that section is rather broad). With 20,000-30,000 words left to work with, I can feel the end of the story building up. All the characters are in the right spots. The storyline has progressed beautifully. I don’t think I’ve even been so happy with my own story before.
Considering I did not have an extensive outline as I wrote this book, I know the edit job will be a bit of a a hassle. I am already making note of a few of the problems that I have created. Some of them will be annoying. Others will be easy. I’m just glad that it doesn’t bother me all that much yet. When I was younger, I used to not be able to move on until I took care of every problem in the story. It’s the main reason why I never finished anything when I was younger. It’s fascinating how much progress you make in your own writing style with each and every piece you produce.