so why don't ya kiss me... With huge apologies to Beck for turning his cool song completely dorky and cheesy. But I had to! See:
ROW80 check-in, is it? I guess I'll write something else here now. But I had to get that out of the way first.
I ended up on this huge writing bender yesterday. I had a hard time getting myself to stop so I could pack things up and go to my write-in. After Monday's very slow, plodding progress, yesterday I flew through over 5,000 words in about 4.5 hours. Except I write in 10 minute bursts with 5-10 minute breaks (depending on if I need to go get more tea or coffee or any other important things like that). So it was a total of 4.5 hours of writing spurts mixed with breaks. It was fast.
It was also fun, but it really threw me for a loop. A couple of really cool new, very minor characters showed up. And I found out that my secondary antagonist is actually a nice guy who just can't help following his older sister's lead. But he's not a bad guy, and that's going to change a few things. This is good, actually. It's going to add a lot later in the story. But I wasn't expecting him to turn out this way.
I also think I'm going to end up way past 90,000 words on this first draft, because I'm at 50K and not at 55% as my little progress bar suggests. That's okay. It will be easier to trim later than add, I hope.
Monday I figured out how my ending is going to happen. I knew what needed to happen but not how I could make it at all plausible. Now I know how that's going to work. And last night, I figured out how my MC is going to get to where she needs to be to make the ending happen. This is kind of exciting!
Today, I need to write my newsletter. And a guest post I promised a friend. But I have my outlining materials sitting next to me to goad me on, because once I get the have-tos done, I get to play with these new ideas, these extra scenes that have cropped up, and all the rest of it and get them into some semblance of order so I can finally get to "the end."