It is November 22, I still have 17k words to go and my mother is coming to visit on the 28th and will stay until the 30th. I really need to hustle and get this finished, at least word-count-wise before that time. Three days ago I was pecking out one word at a time, chewing my nails off and actively avoiding NaNoWriMo by playing countless games of Bejeweled Blitz while my mind struggled over plot issues and the fact that I had nothing scheduled for this blog. I like to keep to a schedule as much as possible and when I am not able to do that I tend to get agitated and my thinking can break down. I was definitely floundering.
My wife peers at my computer screen and asks how things are going? She can see I’m playing Bejeweled. I state my plot problems and the impending doom of my word count while I spin pretty, colored gems and try to get Blazing Speed going, and she says… “Why don’t you just write the ending?”
Why didn’t I think of that?
So here I am, tearing along again with a pot of coffee at hand and Bejeweled open on a tab in the back instead of the front. My carefully thought out characters are dying one by one, the way I intended and I’m feeling like a vengeful God about it. I have to admit, there are some twists I hadn’t actually meant to have but now that they are there I am rather impressed by them. Hopefully the finished product will be as smooth as I want it to be. Once I get to 50k, finished or not I will post a few more excerpts for everyone.
Cheers Wrimos and happy writing!