After weeks of faking it, I might have finally “made” it this week. *crossing fingers, throws salt over shoulder, makes sacrifices to all writing deities*
I didn’t get much done over the weekend between basketball, a trip to my Dad’s, and laundry. I could have written some Sunday afternoon but I was feeling lazy and sleepy, so I just played Garden Rescue instead. (P.S. one of the best purchases I’ve ever made – in sheer game time I’ve played this one for hours and hours. Well worth the money! Same goes for the Christmas Edition. I’m obsessed with completing all levels with three stars at each difficulty!)
I might not have made a bunch of words, but the most important thing I did Sunday night was jot a few lines to start the next section so I didn’t have to think about what I was going to do Monday morning. It’s a candy bar scene with Majel – one I’ve been waiting for a looooong time. I knew it was going to be fun. 950 words yesterday morning, and then I got a little more last night to get over 1K.
This morning, I got up at my usual 5 AM but the puppy wanted to go out early too. That put me 10 mins late getting into my office and then I had her getting into the trash, jumping up on me, shredding napkins, etc. Generally making a nuisance of herself like only puppies can do while looking too adorable to actually scold harshly. I only had about 350 words and I was NOT happy.
I was still in that candy bar scene but I wasn’t sure how I was going to end it. I wasn’t sure how it was going to flow into the next scene I’d started but then decided I needed to move Majel’s scene up. Then I had that interruption with the dog and I was mad. Really mad.
But something clicked over lunch and boom. I mean BOOM. Sig’s life went to hell in a handbasket in a hurry. I suddenly have a ticking bomb for the last Act of the book. I know exactly what I need to do and how I’m going to get there. I’ll need to go back and drop a few little threads for an upcoming event and maybe do a little bit of research, but that can wait until after I finish.
Yes, the end is in sight. I knew if I could just get over that hump and get into the final showdown, things would pick up. I’m about 95% sure I’m there. Hold on for a wild and crazy ride to the end!
P.S. Although I did just get 2nd round edits on Her Grace’s Stable last night. Isn’t that always how it works? I’m hoping to turn them around quickly too.