Amazing what a good night’s sleep will do: 1448 words, and a truly wicked scene

Have I mentioned lately that I love my job? 

I FREAKIN’ LOVE MY JOB!!!

Love it. 

I had absolutely no clue what was going to happen today in the scene I had to write. I knew who had to be there.

Not why. Not what the scene needed to accomplish.

It was main character meets X for the first time…

And everything in my mind beyond that point was whole lot of nothing.

But when I put these two characters together — my MC, and this character I’ve written about a lot in these first four books, but who I’d never met in person (in the story, of course) — everything just fell into place. The scene was as smooth as riding waxed paper down a sliding board (which, if you never did this as a kid, boy did you get cheated). 

It was like these two characters had been planning this meeting, or like this had been sitting inside the fiction metaverse from the first day I started work on Book One.

Today, I got exactly what the story needed. The little Book Four story, and the enormous Ohio Novel story.

And it takes me perfectly, flawlessly, wickedly…straight into Book Five.

I’m not done with book four, of course, because my main character still has a solid chunk of stuff she has to accomplish in this novel to wrap things up.

Today, though, the story just grabbed me and took me along for the ride, and used a bunch of stuff I’ve built into the world in ways that are gonna have CONSEQUENCES in the coming days and weeks… and months.

Oh, boy, today was fun!

1448 words for the day, and 79,287 total words on Book 4. And I am really, really close to the end.


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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.


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