70,029 to be precise! Woot! I know it's not my original 80K goal, but it's something I'd be willing to at least try submitting.
I feel like I've run a marathon. I can tell you, this is NOT how I want to write future books. I would rather write 50K words LONGER than I need and have to cut stuff, than to do this skimping and scraping for word count again. I'm not quite sure how to prevent it, but I'm going to give it my best shot.
Join in with me: Say no to short first drafts! Say no to short first drafts!