.. 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. 🙂