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Homestretch: Day Eight

Originally published at Joely Sue Burkhart. You can comment here or there.

Second Climax is done. All that remains is the final tying up of threads and the Resolution, then 3-4 scenes in the main villain’s POV. Likely another 5-7K. That’s IT. It will be a sweet birthday present indeed if I can finish this draft today, and I might be able to (including Theo’s POV) since I have the afternoon off.

Word Count (so far): 1460 3718 4854

I’ve already had a NaNoWriMAY with 54,301 56,559 57,695 words (including character interviews).

Favorite line (hard to find one with no spoilers): No, no, I will not stand here helplessly and watch him die!

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
98,110 / 100,000
(98.0%)

Edited (11:45 p.m.): I’ve reached “the end” of the main story line. Whoo-hoo!! Now I’ll be going back through and writing several scenes in the villain’s POV. At least 2 scenes are already sketched from a very old clunky first draft from 2003 that will need to be entirely rewritten, but at least I know what happens. At least one scene will be entirely new, so I might save it for the morrow, although I’m not calling it quits yet tonight.

Edited (12:30 a.m.): I got the last section of Theo’s POV reworked. I need to get that (new) scene with Stephan figured out before I can rework the middle, else I risk significant revisions through all sections. There are several little clues I need to drop, for both villains, and I’m not fresh enough to be clever. So Theo and Stephan will be in cahoots together tomorrow.

New best line and I know only Wanda and Molly will understand the significance, but it’s truly priceless. Or maybe I’m just punchy. That happens after the 10th cup of coffee.

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