I passed the 40,000 word mark earlier this evening. I’m currently at 41,047. For a little while the story was kind of sucking, but maybe I’ve saved it. Maybe not. It’s not as good as my 2003 novel. And it’s not exactly what I had planned. But it’s not totally without positives.
I’m ready to be done, though. There’s a lot of stuff I’ve been kind of putting off that I’d like to stop putting off. I read a short story by Charles Stross recently (I’ve read a few of his novels already), and it has me wanting to write science fiction. The problem is that I don’t know enough of the science to make the fiction work. I don’t want to make up stuff (Like I’m doing with this Nano novel). I want far-future-but-realistic, if that makes any sense. So I think I need to do some reading of some real science, and then I can take a shot at science fiction.
It would also be nice to be done because I think my wife has been a little neglected. She’s a good sport about it, but that doesn’t mean I should push my luck.