In case you were wondering, I’m now past 64,000 words and on my way towards completing the novel on deadline. Well, unless I wind up adding another chapter near the end. It may be necessary.
Five thousand words last weekend, a thousand words so far today, a thousand words Monday and Tuesday. Things are going well.
The novel should be finished in about a week and a half. Then I’m taking two weeks to line-edit and rewrite. After that, two weeks of copyediting and then two more weeks of proofreading. That gives me three or four weeks to take care of the business end of things before my cover illustration comes in.
I’m still on-target for the August launch.