I noticed that the scene I’m working on right now has reached 80 kilobytes in size. I’m thinking, huh, phone games are something like 20 MEGAbytes, how much text is 80 kb, really? So I copied it all from notepad++ into microsoft word and zoomed out.
30 pages in single spaced 12pt times new roman. Holy something, that’s more than all my school papers for the last year combined… It gave me a good feeling about how far I’ve come since starting this.
So I copied all my other scenes into Word. 115 pages. Admittedly, much of it is taken up by the double newline CS uses for paragraph breaks and by miscellaneous code, but still.
I wanted to post this as a possible motivational strategy for people who feel stuck or like they aren’t making any progress. I think you’ll be surprised if you do this.