Total word count as of this afternoon for Apolo Drakuvich : 23,052
I went through each chapter's word counts and I have decided which chapters needed some extra wordage which adds up to about 6,000 words. If I can do this then I will be able to get to about 30,000 total words for the novel.
I really want to finish the first draft of this novel by the end of the month and if I work really hard at it, I should be able to do it.
I was aiming for around 30,000 originally but that is considered a short novel or novella, which isn't a bad thing. But to be considered a novel it needs to be around 50,000. My plan is to boost up the chapters and get to the 30,000 word point. Then I will go from there and decide what I need to add. I will feel a lot better once I hit that 30,000 mark.