I almost doubled my weekly goal once again. This, after writing a blog post talking about how I was feeling a little burnt out and was going to pull back a bit.
Apparently, that was not within my ability to do.
Because it isn't a typical three-act structure kind of story, because it's much more meandering, slice of life kind of story, I'm not sure how to trim it down to make it palatable to readers. Maybe I'll not attempt to publish it at all, even if it is given the all-clear by sensitivity readers. Maybe I'll release it as a serial somewhere, somehow.
I don't know. All I know is that this story is going to be looooong if I don't figure out a way to trim it without losing what I find so charming about this tale in the first place. I mean, I pass the 70 000 word mark this week, and I'm nowhere near done telling all that wants to be told. I am legitimately concerned.
For now, I'll just write as it wants to be written.
The length is a problem for future me.
(Dear future me, I am so, so, so sorry. Again. Sincerely, Me.)
Right, I have to go be a productive member of the workforce, so I'm off. Have yourselves a lovely day.