As I start today’s session I’m at 41,513 words and only need to write 154 more to meet the overall scheduled target. I’m hoping to hit at least 2,000 as I’ve been doing over the past couple of nights to get back on track and a day (or more) ahead. This weekend is a big weekend where I don’t think I’ll get much time to write and Tuesday is fast approaching.
The to-do list has expanded and now covers the various completed/to be completed chapters with some aide memoires for those that need to be finished. The good news is that I think the novel does need one more chapter to be written from scratch which could in itself be around 4,000 words so thats positive.
Time to cook dinner for the family but when I get back to the job in hand, here’s the to-do list:Complete Chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 23 27 (Peter) 30 (John) 31 (Mary) 32 (Sheila) 33 (Reveal) To Do Complete Chapters 7 (filler with everyone coming in – chat, etc) 12 (Del’s evidence gathering at the murder site) 18 (Chase of Richard) 19 (Voice on the phone) 25 (Arthur) 26 (Cheryl & Marlee) 28 (Richard) 29 (Karen – relationship with Rebecca?) Write complete chapter 20 (more Del’s investigation – making people nervous)