It was a tough day to start because I had written myself into a corner. I was at the end of Chapter Thirteen with no way to finish it and no idea how Chapter Fourteen would start, or what it was going to be about. All of a sudden I had a revelation out of nowhere and was racing away with Chapter Fourteen.
The plot took a nasty turn for the main character and propelled me away from the corner I’d written myself into. It was one of those beautiful moments in writing that reminds me why I love the process! With a tiring week ahead of me that’ll take a cut out of my writing, this was the perfect time for a enthusiasm booster like that.
It resulted in me exceeding my goal by a few hundred words too. I’m now over 120 pages and 41,000 words. I’ve only got three more writing days this week (missing three because of graduation and the aftermath days, unfortunately) so I’ll end the week just short of 45,000 and a little over 130 words. Then it’s into the college course and a year of rocket launching my writing experience.
In other news, I’m back to work tomorrow for another five week campaign in college. I’m doing the same thing again, calling graduates to raise funds for scholarships. This is my third campaign so I’m very comfortable with it now and it’s pretty cool because all the new people turn to me and some of the other returning callers for advice and guidance. Takes a lot of the pressure off!