So... That is why I am avoiding the use of daily goals.
The moment I logged off, I got sucked into the black hole known as chores. By the time I got back, I dropped onto the bed and fell asleep. The town I live in has summer winds - which means that at night, all the windows rattle and wake me up.
Anyway, my writing is a bit behind what I wanted to do. So today I want to get a lot of writing down. Will I be able to write enough? No idea, but I'll take a whack at it.
Then of course, I was reminded yesterday of the fact that the industry standard word count has been lowered. So... 80k words.
Not a chance.
There is really no way I can write this story in half the word-count I planned on when I started. This leaves me in a bit of a dilemma. I might finish and fail to sell the book.
On the other hand, as far as I know, the word count cut has to do with the number of pages the get printed on. In short: the Recession.
Good news? The recovery should come some time, bringing back my word count.
Bad news? I have no idea when that will happen.
I hate not knowing when something will happen.
On the up-side, my story doesn't exactly follow current trends found in the Fantasy genre. So I can pretty much take my time... The only thing that keeps me in a hurry is me. I really want to finish Doorways.
When I do, I'll leave it simmering for a month before starting the rewrite. In the mean time, I'll finish my other WiP (which is almost halfway) before getting stuck in with Guardian. Both of these is sure to fit nicely into the 80k word count, since the story lines aren't remotely as complex as those found in Doorways.
If the rewrite on Doorways is done, I'll check the market and check the book. If it is still necessary by then, I'll see about splitting it in two. Still, I hardly find this option attractive, since Doorways is intended as part of a series of four books. I don't enjoy the idea of forcing a fifth book into the start.
But then I think, I am getting waaaay ahead of myself. After all. I need to get Doorways done first...
Any of you in the same boat? How do you deal with it?