I'm working on my novel right now, and I just opened up a couple of plotting/planning word documents, looking for the name of my heroine's sister, which I know I wrote down somewhere as I was, well, planning and plotting. I still haven't found the name, but the word count of those documents caught my eye.
Now, I'm over two thirds of the way through writing this story (hoorah! also: crawl, crawl, crawl), but I just realized that I have over 30,000 words about this story in documents other than the word document that contains novel itself.
If only those counted! I could be done by now!
(Okay, not really. I know. Nothing is story but the story. Still. I didn't realize I'd done quite so much writing around the story.)
Ha! I just found it! My heroine's little sister's name is Hannah. Huh. I wonder why I decided that?
(I wonder if Hannah needs a story of her own next? I have a dashing Captain Williams leftover from a story I wrote a couple of years ago. I bet they'd hit it off . . . no! Down! Bad imagination! Finish this one first!)
Right. By now, the discerning among my readers will have recognized that I'm procrastinating. I'd better go now. :)
Peace of Christ to you,