Reached a personally important but largely symbolic milestone by breaking 60k. I'm on the third to last chapter and steaming toward the finish. LOTS of action in these closing chapters as I build toward the climactic confrontation between my boy hero and the evil arch villain. From experience with my spec screenplays I know that while I find writing action to be challenging, it's also a lot of fun. When I get it right, penning a good action sequence is like watching your kid beat some challenge that could have gone either way -- you're filled with a mixture of pride, excitement, and relief. Onward!
First draft word count a/o today: 61125