So, yeah…

getlitI just roughed out the remaining five chapters of Breaker Zone, thinking I only had about 15K to go. Ha. Hahahahaha. Looks like I have more along the lines of 28K to go, and total length is going to be much closer to 100K than 90K. Because action scenes and daring rescues and the sex that follows action scenes and daring rescues, you know.

There’s only one eensy issue about this. Evernight has a hard limit of 100K words, so yeah, I can’t go over that. I suppose it’s better to overwrite and prune back than not make word count, but I still want to drop my head to the keyboard and start crying softly when I think of those last five chapters. (This is also because I’m not letting myself write anything else until this sucker is done, and hoo boy I have stories backed up like you would not believe.)

But. 28,000 words. I’ve come this far. I’ll get through that. And on the plus side I just had my bad guy stabbed in the back and fed to sharks, so at least that was fun.

About Nicola Cameron

Nicola Cameron has had some interesting adventures in her life -- ask her sometime about dressing up as Tietania, Queen of the Bondage Fairies. When not writing, she wrangles cats, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture...).

Posted on July 1, 2014, in Breaker Zone, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hahahaha. I do understand your frustration too. I’m in the same kind of conundrum with Scores. I have to rewrite the first chapter, add an an extra chapter plus an epilogue which will add another 10k to the original manuscript. And I have another story i started plus one to edit. Sometimes I wish I could clone myself.

    Happy writing.

  2. Thanks, and the same to you. It’s frustrating, but it’s still a hell of a lot better than my former day job so I’m not really complaining.

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