People fixate on all sorts of things, be it their appearance, how much money they make or Heaven forbid you’re someone on that show “My Strange Addiction“. That’s a whole other blog post.
Lately, I’ve been fixating on my progressive word count. As most publishers accept a story that is between 80,000 to 120,000 words, I’ve been using this as a guideline for the length of my own novel. It’s amazing the excitement level once you pass a certain barrier. When I first broke 10,000 words I was astounded. Now that I’m closing in on 20,000 words, I am even more flabbergasted. I’m sure once I get up to the high 60’s, I’ll think I’m in some kind of home stretch and start doing laps around my apartment.
I guess this is something people tell you not to think about, just write, but I find it really helps me to get the story out and get to the next level.