Current word count..

..  is 23488.

I’m a bit stuck on how to end my first section (water), or if I’m at a good stopping point to go ahead and do it.  I’ve already started writing my second part (earth).  I’m really excited to be working on a new part of the story.  It makes me wonder if divisions like sections, chapters, parts are just as much for the author to take a break and start working on something a bit new as for the reader to progress in the story.

I’ve worked out a reward system for myself though.  For each part I finish, I’m going to buy myself a new charm with the animal for that part.  So, since I’m close to finished (or possibly completely finished) with water, I’ll buy a frog charm.  I’m going to attach them to a keychain that I’m going to make for myself.  I’ll probably add an appropriately colored bead.  So this section will be frog, and blue for water.  I know I have the beads, just not the charms yet.  Also, when I finish, I’m going to add a book charm at the bottom.  So when it’s all said and done, I’ll have a great keychain that reminds me of all the work I did to finish the book.  

I also have word counts in 5000 increments added to my Epic Win app.  So I get to mark something off everytime I reach another 5000 words.  It’s just something I can do to mark an accomplishment, and I dig that.  🙂