I'm up to 40,000 words on my work-in-progress (WiP).
I generally shoot for at least 50,000 words on a first draft. Usually they're a bit over that word-count by the time I type THE END. Then the rewrites seem to make them even longer. My word counts usually hover around 70,000 by the time I start querying.
It's funny how you start to notice these patterns when you've written several books.
If I keep up the pace at which I've been writing the last two days, I could be done with this first draft by next week.
I took a little writing break because I didn't know how the story would end (and I was distracted with querying). But now I know my direction so I'm plowing forward at top speed.
Can you tell I'm an organic writer? I had the premise in place, but I didn't know how my characters would respond to certain situations until I started writing about them.
There's no point being slow with first drafts, in my humble opinion. It's a vomit fest and I'll probably rewrite 99% of my words by the time I'm done. No point holding back and attempting perfection.
Writers: how does what I'm describing compare with your writing process? (I'm probably driving all you plotters out there crazy, aren't I? *grin*) Non-writers: considering your personality, what kind of writer would you be if you were a writer-- an intricate plotter or an organic go-with-the-flow?