For once in this blasted contest, I’ve finally crossed one of the milestones first. As of right now I have 50, 045 words. Last I checked Dave was somewhere north of 46k. Now it’s just a downward slope to 70k and a completed novel. As of right now I’m not exactly happy with what I have, but I don’t think it’s total crap either. It’s probably going to require signifigant rewrites, but I’ll worry about that later.

I’m not even completely sure this is the book I want to be writing as the follow-up to SCARS but as I said in an earlier post, I’m using this book as a chance to exeriment with some new techniques and practice my action scene writing. I’m gearing up right now for a big shootout scene so we’ll see how that turns out. But right now I’m just happy to be ahead of Dave and closer to the end than the beginning or middle.