I passed the 85,000 word mark today, and I am starting to think that my writing is decreasing in quality as I go along. In the beginning, I thought I had a lot of good stuff – great prose, interesting dialogue, etc. Or, at least enough that I could post excerpts here without feeling too self-conscious.
Now, however, it’s more challenging. Am I more critical now, or is my writing getting sloppy in my drive to finish by my self-imposed deadline? Or am I getting bored with the direction the story is meandering in? I wish I knew whether or not this is normal at this stage, but my podcasts and books haven’t covered it. All I know is that my list of things to keep in mind during revisions (i.e. ensuring that I describe the regial palace the same way throughout the book, double-checking that the timeline and time of day makes sense in each chapter) keeps growing and growing. I guess we’ll see. Wish me luck as I begin to write the climax!