I got a bit better than 2000 words today. Got within two scenes of the end of the book. But more than that, I was sitting there writing with tears running down my cheeks, blinking fast just so I could see the screen, writing like someone crazed.

I think I got it. I think I managed to bring the crux of the thing to life, though I haven’t had the nerve to read back over what I got yet. But it felt right going in — going through.

Later I’ll take a deep breath and see what I got; see if I managed to stand in the middle of the windstorm and catch the butterfly as it whipped past without crushing the thing.

If I did, then I’m almost done.

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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.

3 comments… add one
  • Rob Feb 11, 2003 @ 21:37

    Love the analogy. I’m sure the 2000 words will be terrific!

  • Joel Feb 11, 2003 @ 10:57

    Happy dance sent your way. Congrats!

  • zette Feb 10, 2003 @ 17:27

    Wonderful analogy. I’m betting you caught it. It’s very hard to fool the writer into those kinds of emotions.

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