12/27: 1803 words. Holy moly! It’s amazing how much writing you can get done when the house is empty of kiddos. This is the second-most number of words I’ve written in a day this year (excepting all the writing that I do as a lawyer, because there are plenty of days that I write thousands upon thousands of words for my legal work).

With this in the books, it’s all but a certainty that I’ll hit the mini-goal I set last week of writing 5,000 words before the year ended. I’m also about 700 words shy of being 10,000 words into Forging Bonds. And every 10,000-word milestone feels like such an important marker.

It may only be 12-15% of the book, but by the time you’ve accumulated that many words for the project, it feels so much more concrete.

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