But I reached 7k!
So far, my word count on my novel is 61,090 words.
I don't think the novel is going to be 85k. It will probably land somewhere in the 75k-80k range, which sort of elicits a sigh of relief from me. Sort of.
See, the thing is, if the thing ends up at 80k, I already know that there's 10k worth of material I'm taking out from the beginning, which makes it 70k...
Which makes more room to expand? Maybe?
I'm taking a crack at this thing again tomorrow. Tomorrow, I will try for at least 4,000 words.
Easy enough, right?