You know, today I went over 32K words on the ms. I wasn't feeing particularly thrilled about this, because in light of the total word count, 32K doesn't seem very far. That is until you plug it into the Word Meter and see that 32K is 40.1% of the total goal. Saying you have reached 40% of your goal sounds better than I've got just over 1/3 of a first draft done.
I know it amounts to the same number of words, but it's all in the mind games!
This is the slowest book I've ever written. Is it because my life is so wicked busy? Is it because the subject matter is more difficult? Is it because I am less sure of my ability with each passing day? A combination of these things, or something altogether different? I don't know. All I can do is plug away at it. BOW...Black on white, black on white...I keep typing.