I had a good weekend and followed it up with about 2700 words today. I just finished up the first act with a word count in the neighborhood of 16K.
The first act normally takes up about 25% of the story. It’s purpose is to introduce the main characters and the world they inhabit. We get a look at what their lives are like, what sorts of problems they have and a first glimpse of the problem they’ll spend the rest of the book trying to solve.
So far, I’m pretty happy with how things are going. I’m still a bit concerned with how Thanksgiving week will affect my progress, but for now, I’m on track and steaming towards my goal.