Things are rocking. Having an outline of the entire book has been incredibly helpful, as I’m able to charge through the actual scene-setting without having to stop and worry about what happens next. I’ve discovered something about my writing process: actually putting words on the page is the easy part for me, the fun part. The plotting is the hard part: I usually start with a very vague beginning and a very vague ending for my stories, and I spend all of my time trying to figure out how to get from A to B. If I do all of the plotting up front, then the writing itself is a breeze.
Anyway, I was at about 8,000 words this morning, and by this evening I expect to break 10K. Two days early! W00t!
I am so jealous. I’m usually a seat-of-the-pants writer, so I rarely outline. But not knowing what’s to happen next is really bogging me down. I have half the words you have–and you can tell since I’m writing this comment instead of working on my novel, I’m stuck on the next scene.
This may be yet another year I don’t make the count!
Good luck to you.
(PS–I found your post through the tag-surfer)