I am writing the ending of Frosthold, and I can say this is the messiest draft I have ever written. It has by far pushed down Queen of Sind, which held the top position for a long time.
Yeah, yeah. I know that first drafts are supposed to be messy, but I normally don’t realise while writing the ending that the male POV character is wrong. Yeah. The scenes are sound, but the POV is wrong. Marius is simply too passive. I could almost hear a loud click when I realised that. So many things fell into place when I realised that. I could feel a missing spark enter the story. I also realised that I hadn’t told a large chunk of the story. So even if the first draft will end at 15 000-17 000 words, the second draft will be much longer.
Hopefully when I am done revising the first half, I will know if the second half should be a part of the draft or not. Right now it could go either way.