Whenever I write, there is a certain progression that occurs with each increasing word count value.
I can conquer the world! This book is going to be great! I have so many ideas, it will be a breeze to write!
I’m only at 10,000 words?! Are you freaking serious?! Is it too late to abandon this ship?
Alright, things are starting to get interesting! Now that a lot of the background is out of the way, I can really start to speed up the action. I’m basically at the halfway point. Kind of. Sort of? Okay, not really, but I’m still at a good point.
Right. Okay. I need to start adding more plot points or else this book is going to end right here. Where did all my ideas go? *Looks through notebooks where wrote down possible ideas at various points* Crap! These are all crap! They won’t work! *Comes across one that has that glimmer of “Oooh, I didn’t see that coming!”*
At this stage, I’m golden. I have all these ideas again! I know how the book is going to end!
Finished! Take that, self-doubt!
Now, I just have to edit what I just finished writing. *Bangs head against wall*