June 1st, 2020 – 614 – Day seventy-seven

Long busy day but I’m starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve started having a whiskey or two in the evening and that’s helped my mental health quite a bit. Yes that’s not the most healthy solution to stress but I’m consuming about a unit or two at most and not every evening. Not much, but it helps take the edge off the day.

TFS is officially a novel. Once you hit 70,000 words you’re on the low end of the acceptable range. I get the impression this draft has about 10K left in it, but I might extend it on the rewrite even as I gut it. I imagine at least some of that will come out of the rewrite. We’ll see. But it’s been a fun book to write so I might extend it right away just for the heck of it. I’ve got a month.