Current word count: 79,000
Approximate length: 100,000
From July 6th- July 15th (with 2 days off) I've written : 14,000 words
If I keep this up I should be done the first draft around July 24th. Like I said, I just want to be finished before August.
Okay, so I took two days "off" from my 2000 a day goal since I last updated. The first day was Saturday. I was really busy that day with non-writerly things that I decided to not write to save myself some stress. I did plot though. However, what I plotted only got me to Monday night. Hence the midnight panic post, lol. Tuesday I sat down and went through a scene I wasn't very happy with and filled it out some more (thereby getting my 2000). Wednesday, is the other day I took "off". I sat down and wrote 8 pages of plotted notes and 1 page of jot notes. This should suffice for the next 6 or 7 days. However, I don't think I'll have a panic post again. I now know exactly where I'm going and how to get there, so yay!
In other news, I know for sure who the Big Ultimate Bad Dude (BUBD) is. Yes, I know, I'm sure many of you are sitting there going, "Shouldn't you have known that already?" Maybe, or maybe not. I had it narrowed down to 3 candidates. Since the BUBD doesn't make an actual appearance in the story until the climax, I really didn't have to worry about it. But that has all changed. During my plotting, I realized who the exact perfect BUBD is. And since I didn't realize it was him all along, my writing doesn't give it away. During revisions I'll have to go through and make sure everything flows and makes sense, of course, but at the moment I think it's perfect. My #1 beta agrees.
Current word count: 8646
From July 6th- July 14th I've written: 1550 words. Wooo...?
To be honest, I've been focusing so much on the medieval that the YA has taken a backseat for now. Though I wish I was farther along, I'm okay with the progress being slow. My medieval is the main focus for me right now, especially since I'm SO CLOSE TO THE END! However, I do still adore the YA and look forward to working on it in August while I revise, query, and subsequently plot the next medieval.