Novel’s at 82,649 words.
Deadline seems to be working. I’ve been writing about 400 words a day since setting it, pushing myself to write more than just my 250-word minimum so I can hit the goal.
It also helps that I seem to have turned a corner in the narrative. My protagonist has gotten past the major stumbling block in her path, and is starting down the trail of the villain.
The book itself is picking up pace as she goes, heading toward the climax, and my writing is as well.
Let’s hope I can sustain it through the month.