I blipped over the 20k mark in word count last night, I also am solidly past the call to action and into the soggy middle of the story.
Only it’s not soggy. The scene I wrote in it’s entirety yesterday was one of the most exciting scenes I’ve written so far, and I was super pumped about its resolution that I seriously considered sending that scene to my critique groups instead the preceding ones.
I love the creation phase of books. It’s a lot of work, but writing an exciting scene can give you a confidence boost to keep you going day after day. They are crucial to keeping you motivated to finish your first draft so get one step closer to your publishing goals.