Total Word Count: 68772
Words Written Today: 2401
I’m getting close to the end of my outline, so it’s pretty clear that I’m not going to hit 80k words on the first draft. I’ll probably end up in the low to mid 70’s. I suspect I’ll find some things to beef up in the rewrite stage, but I wasn’t eager to be in that position again. I’ll need to be a bit more diligent in my outline for the next novel in making sure there will be enough meat per chapter to get the length I’m looking for.