My goal was 40,000.. But then I got home and decided I wanted to sweeten the pot a bit more, and work on the part I didn't want to mess with.
Its more fun to write about the epic battles they face, but even stories need a shot of the mundane. And even then, its not mundane. The characters are people, who live two lives.
For heavens sake, my MC is a 16 year old girl, who's graduating high school that year, never dated and doesn't have a lot of friends. Her twin brother skipped 3 grades, and is in college already. Now she's got a job as a hero for the city, on top of all the other things.
Her life is going to be a hell of a lot more than just 'We fought this bad guy/monster, we won. We fought this one, it was a long battle, but we won.' She's got homework, family life, other students and even a boyfriend, to deal with. [that's a new addition.]
So while I don't want to write about it [its mundane compared to the other things], its vital. So I got them into the date, out of the house and snuggled on a loveseat at a cafe.
I hit 41k, so I went to bed.
Oddly, its just as draining to write the epic battles, as it is to write the mundane. While I enjoy the former more, it leaves me tired and out of it.
My goal, is to finish this by the end of the week. If I can keep it up, its 9k away, it'll happen. ^^ I have high hopes.