My current word count is up to 14,077 – the story is really going quite well so far. The plot is beginning to thicken and we’re about to enter the first phase of where the story is heading. I never really expected the opening scene I envisioned to take close to 10,000 words to go through and resolve, and without needless padding as well.
It will be interesting to see how long this novel ends up. Here’s the last line that I wrote from this session today:
It was both awe-inspiring and sickening to see a Vampire Lord in the flesh; most of them were well over two centuries old, and would have died long ago save for their integration with the machines that kept them alive.