I’m making the rules and I think as long as we fill up a blank page, we will count toward our total word count. I keep thinking I can’t revise a blank page. I can’t revise a blank page.
I just added a scene to my current manuscript that I’d written several months ago. It’s a flirting scene between my Hero and Heroine. I will have to revise the scene to fit into the location and current situation of this book – because things have changed since I actually wrote the scene! Again, this goes back to having something within the body of the book to simply work with. I’ve labeled it the Kitchen scene and inserted a page break so that I know it is separate from the rest of the book.
This may appear I’m cheating, but like I said at the beginning of this post – anything goes. Cheat away! As long as you have something on the page – whether it’s a lot of telling, or it’s a scene you want to happen between the characters but don’t have a “place” for it yet, just put it in there! Add to your word count and be encouraged that you just wrote something!
So, here I am… I cheated. But my word count is now 2,702. I’m making progress toward that 80,000 goal!
How are you doing? Cheated any?