I’ve just finished Chapter 39 of Dancing the Maypole! I can practically feel myself riding down the hill to the finish. I see three more chapters and then the epilogue (I shouldn’t need to bang my head on any brick walls…shouldn’t, shouldn’t, shouldn’t…) The story now has 105,672 words. I would have preferred the book to be shorter (as it would have been done by now) but my characters are willful creatures who couldn’t care less what I think.
Sunday afternoon I was watching a Hitchcock movie (zoning out not thinking about my stories or plot lines) when the ending of Once Upon a Wager tumbled into my head like a loaded pair of dice landing on a double six. Lovely! I’m so excited. I can’t believe I didn’t see it before. Thank you Hitchcock! I can now finish the book. All I need to do is type faster.
Yay! So happy to hear it is going well–good for you and good for us as readers too. I really enjoy when you talk about your writing process, what inspires you, and how your characters are alive. Truly, it makes your stories so wonderful in how real and alive–and don’t forget magical–your characters are! I’m not sure how you are able to combine those elements, but thank you. 🙂
Thanks Natealle! My characters are very real to me. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re living in some other dimension. When I write I feel like I’m some sort of glorified medium (only they’re not dead). I think if they could they’d hire a faster more obedient writer to tell their tales, but they’re stuck with me…and I’m stuck with them.