Numbers on their own are meaningless, open to interpretation and sometimes just alien to the original question (42?).
However, this one references The Amy Grace Adventures Volume 4: Prison.
A title that has become more than a little apt over these last few months.
49,462 words in and…
I’ve gone back to page one, improved punctuation, rephrased and titivated where I can, but the number stays stubbornly at forty-nine thousand and change – no real advances.
I’m stuck; yet every re-read leaves me feeling satisfied with my work.
I like the plot.
I like the little surprises in the plot.
I like the theme of complex retribution.
I like the new characters – I still like the old ones.
Yet I’m stuck in the steel town of Pittsburgh.
It’s the 21st of May 1890, and like Groundhog Day I cannot leave this Wednesday to see the dawn of a new and different Thursday…
We have so many riches to dine upon.
We have a government agent looking for Amy, and we have Amy looking to kill the government agent.
We have a backdrop of the immensely interesting/tragic/cruel “coal wars” and the killers of Amy’s lost love are the rich industrialists tied up in this rich tapestry.
We even have a fairy.
Yet Amy is till stuck in a stable looking at a dun mare…
I’ve deleted proceeding paragraphs, but whatever I do I cannot seem to (metaphorically?) get back on the horse.
My only solution seems to be to write chapters in advance of this situation and hope that I can create a union at some point in the future.
We shall see.
49,462 and counting!