February 6th, 2011

crossed heart

61k, and then some

Originally published at Cassie Alexander. You can comment here or there.

61k, draft two achieved. And then some other stuff, maybe 2k, that i haven't sewn into the main story yet, but that's coming up. Threw myself against the book for most of the night, writing these extra bits, thinking, "Wow, i really like this, but....it doesn't work with the plot here. But i want to write it! Buuuut, it doesn't work...." The location and tension in those parts would undercut the ending that I have coming up on me in my rear view mirror, by being in the same place, at different times. But, they still felt right to write, dangit -- then it hit me, around 2 AM, that those parts would go great, preceding the ending, kicking things off and into the final conflict.

I know enough to trust myself now, and i know enough to know when it's not flowing -- but talk about mixed signals, heh! "This is the right thing! Just not right now!" is a new cue card i'll have to keep in the arsenal in my head.

Goals: 70k by the 11th, let's say. And magically-awesome 75k by then if we race ourselves and we set laptops by bowls of milk, and helpful pixies write our exposition in the night ;).