TARGET ACHIEVED! 86,016!
Target for next week: 90,000
The draft is currently too long for a YA novel, but I know there's lots to cut and improve...
...Speaking of cutting, my red pen has started whispering to me...
I know, I know, I know I have to type my novel up in its entirety before I start editing, but it's getting so tempting now I'm closing in on the end. BUT I WILL RESIST. I'm making notes of things to add, change or rethink as I go, but I'm focusing on completion rather than perfection for now. I am editing as I go from what I've hand-written to what I'm typing, but it is so tempting to rewrite huge chunks of old bits.
I just keep telling myself how awesome it'll be to have the whole thing typed up rather than just handwritten in three notebooks.
Almost there! My deadline has been set!
Ooh, and how do you all like the spring-time layout? Please let me know if you find anything too hard to see!