Natasha McNeely's Author Blog

Never stop dreaming, 'cause the day you stop dreaming, is the day you stop living.

Goal Accomplished: The Magical 50k


The title says it all. After the rough challenges of getting past difficult scenes and moments I came to dread, 50,000 words now sit neatly in a document. The progress bar shows a new level of, well – progress. 35,000 words are left until the estimated end of my novel. A measly word count compared to 50,000. Together, they will merge to become the first draft of Tales of The Forbidden.

I’m ecstatic just thinking about having a completed novel!

Once finished, I won’t have much time to relax. I intend to dive right into writing the second novel of the series, Mercy of The Forbidden. After a short break, I’ll also get into the editing process of the first book. Turn this mistake-infested disaster into a real book. All this in between college and a part-time job.

I’m the type of person who tends to work better when I get pushed; when I have limited time. If one day, I have nothing planned, I’ll say, “I’ll write today.” and it will take much more effort to get myself to write. When I have a lot to do, I jump from task to task. Done with class and two hours left until I need to work? I’ll write – use the time available to me. For me, it’s the best way to do things.

Don’t be fooled. I can get a lot done on days I don’t necessarily have plans for. It’s just a matter of getting myself into gear and starting. Once I start, I don’t stop until I feel I’ve gotten enough done.

The first step is the hardest.

That step of my novel is behind me – now it’s time to finish it.

I also now have a Contact page for my blog. If you want to contact me outside of WordPress, that’s where you will find out how!

How do you work best? When busy, or when you have little to do?

Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, reader, gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

8 thoughts on “Goal Accomplished: The Magical 50k

  1. Congrats on meeting your goal! Be proud of yourself. I think I work best when I’m busier. Strange, but true. Great post!

  2. Congratulations, Natasha!
    I knew you could do it.

  3. OH YAY! congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you, and proud that you completed your goal! Fantastic job! ๐Ÿ˜€

    The only other thing I have to say is, sometimes the edit is more fun than the writing, and sometimes it’s the worst thing you’ve ever done. XD


    • Thank you so much! Now to hit my deadline for finishing the first novel. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yeah, that’s true. Both writing and editing have their pros and cons! Editing lets you transform what you wrote into something better.

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