Today was my second day of transcribing Guilty from handwritten to typed pages. The outlook is grim so far for word count total. I'm currently at 98 typed pages, or 24,500 words, with only 10 handwritten pages left in the first composition notebook to transcribe. At this rate, I have roughly a 50K story instead of the 80K bare minimum that I need to submit to the three lines I am aiming for. Sigh. Not good.
I do plan to go back and really build on the brothers' relationship with more friendly scenes at the beginning to show their original closeness. And I could possibly add in another scene or two during the deterioration stage to show how badly things have gotten and how tense the situation is at their house while they compete for Kerri. This should help a bit, maybe add on 5-7K. I could also show one of Kerri's nightmares in depth to add suspense, show her stress, and add another 2-3K there if done right. And I could show another date or two during the competition stage to show the inconsistencies instead of doing a summary about them as I currently have it, which might add another 5-7K. I'll still be short 10K though.
I can't BELIEVE I'm falling short on word count!!! This has got to be a real first for me...and it's horrifying! MUCH easier to cut than to add! Yeek and urp (or should that be "gulp"?).