readwriterock (readwriterock) wrote,

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Huzzah! A milestone!

I hit 30,000 words on the novel I'm working on, which is half-way to my projected total word-count. Yay! Granted, it's taken an annoyingly long time to get this far, and I will inevitably change a lot and probably throw some parts out altogether when I start to revise, but still - I'll take it.

At this point, I really need to start figuring out how to structure my time in regards to research. This is a paranormal set in World War II, and it's requiring a ton of research. I've been working some of the information I've found so far into the manuscript, but I've also been devoting my attention primarily to scenes that focus on character interactions/relationships and don't need much specific historical detail. This approach isn't going to work for much longer, because I'm starting to run out of scenes where I can skimp on the history. So I need to be reading so I can keep writing, but I don't want to get so bogged down in the reading that I don't get any writing done. It's a dilemma. I am going to remember this the next time I come up with an idea for a historical project (and then I'll probably go ahead and do it anyway, because history is fun :) ).
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