Editing, Fiction, Novel, Revision, Words, Writing

Progress or regress?

So, I had a little time to work on my novel these past two days. I started with 53, 876 words and ended with 54,266. How is that possible, you ask? Well, it works like this:

Expand scene in chapter six = plus 447 words
Revise two scenes in chapter ten = plus 759 words

Yayyyyyy, I’m up to 55, 082 words!!!! Oh, wait … what’s this? Arrrgh … it’s the scene I moved to an earlier chapter but forgot to delete from its original location.

Delete scene from chapter eleven = minus 816 words

And so on … and so on …

I feel like I’m trying to circle the globe running on a treadmill. Sigh.

2 thoughts on “Progress or regress?”

  1. Yeah? Then why today have I stalled in chapter 11 with indecision? I’ve thought of three different ways to get from A to B, all could be good, but I can’t decide which to go with. 😦


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