2047. Whew! But of course I deleted another 1000 or so words as well!
And I started over after rethinking the course of my story in light of the talk at writers group. I begin at a different place and went back to my first characterizations and plotline. And the writing of it flowed more easily–less like pulling teeth, more like planting flowers then digging them up and replanting them in another place (how’s that for mixed metaphors!)
I’m on the right track now. It feels great. I know this story is a good one. And I feel like my perseverance through the hard part and my willingness to revamp it, even this far in, has made it stronger and made me love it more.
Maybe I’ll post a real post soon, about something besides “my progress.”