I’ve been absent from posting my Wednesday Work In Progress updates for the last couple of weeks. Mainly I’ve been busy and it just slips my mind, but I assure you I’ve been writing as much as I possibly can.

I worked a little more on the ending for a bit, and then went back to tell the rest of the story in the proper order, more or less. Having the ending mostly done convinced me that I actually needed another character I’d thought about cutting. He’s going to be pretty important, so I went back and made sure he was properly represented in the beginning of the story.

I have to say, I’ve been excited by the way things are going here. I haven’t hit any blocks and the problems with the plot have presented themselves pretty early, rather than as I near the end. That makes me happy.

25078 / 85000 words. 30% done!

Woo Hoo! 30%!

I get excited every time I hit those nice round numbers, but I know deep down inside that the wheels could come off at any time and the whole thing could come to a complete halt.

In the scheme of things, 30% is 30%. It’s not quite a third of the way finished, and it certainly isn’t halfway done either. Even though things could go south 50% of the way through just as easily as they could 30%, somehow halfway done feels more secure to me. I’ll do a big happy dance when I hit 43,000 words or so. In the meantime, I’m optimistic and very happy with my work thus far. (How’s that for a statement from a former news person?)

So, here I am. It’s Wednesday and I’m at 30%.

You know what comes next?

31%. Errr.