I got up uber early this morning- just couldn't sleep, so I decided to do some more research into my characters. As it stands now, I'm only going to get to introduce a handful of the main characters before I hit 50,000 words. I have nine and 1/2 story lines to introduce and I'm still on the first one at 20,810. I may have to rethink this book a bit. The last four are by far the better stories - I remember them best, and they have more conflict. I think I may just gloss over the others because the characters' presence in the story is still important.
Time for more coffee. Hope you have a stellar day. Mine is starting out great. Got some laundry done, a few dishes. Go me! lol. Now to start writing.