oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen

panic is bad.

My manuscript is running short of ideal wordcount by at least 10K, maybe 15K. That's because the line that bought my novel generally has books of a longer length than I intended when I wrote the outline. I know how I can make the story longer, and where, and what would happen in those scenes. I told my editor I'd do my best. But when? Even taking a day off work would likely only net me around 1500 words.

Of course, I will have (approximately) 3-6 weeks for revisions later on, but I'll be, well, doing revisions, so am not sure how much new writing I can add then.

Must not panic. Panic is bad. I am perfectly on schedule for writing a novel of 80K. 90-100K is the tricky part. If you're playing along at home, that about 50 pages I need to crank out. It's a good night if I write 4 pages. Michael's trick of changing fonts is fine if you're running over, but not so much when you're short.

War stories, anyone?
Tags: loose kangaroos, the duchess, writing
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