Friday, February 15, 2013

Post Valentine's Report

For those of you just emerging from their chocolate-induced comas, I welcome you back to the slick horror of reality! And to my Four-Day-Write-A-Thon. Or something like it. I'm hoping to finish this damn thing in less than four days, actually, but regardless, I do have four days off from work and need to spend them wisely.

The book I thought would take about 90k to complete is now at 114k and in need of a few more scenes. The main character and her cousin are currently partially incapacitated by drugs, in a flaming dining room, with a cracked beam immediately over their heads. In other words, not quite done, but we are at the ... flaming dining room scene I always knew would be there, so we are very, very, tantalizingly near the end. The smokey, charry, charyou tree*, end.


It can't come too soon.

Even though I hate coming to the end. I'm not tired of the book, I don't hate it or the characters. That's why I don't want to write. Why I write maybe a day a week and then go days and days without writing. Gah. It's terrible. Does anyone else do this? I don't want to write The End. I don't want to say goodbye to my friends.

This has already taken three months longer to write than it should have. And that makes me mad and sad. I wish I was better at sticking to my goals. Oh well. Onward and upward. I will be writing and/or editing every day this weekend. I will keep you posted.

I got 2k today, one blog post, three music videos listened to on Youtube, and now for some food! Stay motivated, Fearless Readers.


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  2. "The flaming dining room scene" - love it! Will they survive, or perish in the flames? I bet you already know the answer to that. ;)

    Ending is bittersweet, isn't it?

  3. I know how you feel. I hate ending the great journey and leaving the characters I've spent so much time with. It gets harder when you think you're done but turns out you have to return to their journey because you need to add in additional chapters. Heartbreaking.

  4. Wendy - yep. But there might be a death or two... I have to decide... kill outright or maim for life?

    Charlene - you said it perfectly. Sigh. Onward.... :)

    thank you all for stopping by. Who votes SPAM for that first post?

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      And, *in her best Monty Python voice*, I don't like spam!

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      See? It could go either way.

      Your blog post, btw, was excellent. Thank you for sharing. :)

  5. Gogo! You might not be hitting your goals, but you're making really great progress. Think of them as stretch goals. And LOL at that cat picture. Nope is right.

  6. Thank you my friend - I am within goal-postrange, so I'll try and look at it that way.