No, I didn’t plan this. I thought I had another three weeks of writing to hit the end.

Yesterday, I was galloping along, and I’d planned to pick up today with the logical continuation of the scene I wrote yesterday, where my characters were in trouble…

And when I loped back into the office this morning to pick up where I left off, brain said, “Here, little writer. Here you go… have this spiffy bait…”

And I followed along, and the scene did not go where I expected. It went someplace so much better, and surprised me, and made me laugh…

And all of a sudden, in 2,000-ish words, the ending was right there. And it was the RIGHT ending.

So now I’m taking the weekend off.

I have five novels.

I’ve already read and revised the first one. The other four have been sitting on my hard drive, waiting for me to finish the first drafts so I can revise them all at once, and make sure I’m consistent with the changes I make…

Which means re-reading Book One before I do anything else, and then working off of that as I do four back-to-back revisions.

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16 comments… add one
  • Sylvia Jul 26, 2022 @ 13:24

    Late to the party (again) but mega congratulations, Holly! My brain would be ‘bruised’ if I went through what you’ve just done. Can’t wait to read the whole series.

  • Christine Randall Jun 30, 2022 @ 19:05

    Congratulations Holly. Well done.

  • Mike C. Baker Jun 22, 2022 @ 15:56

    To borrow a quote from somewhere *iimportant*:

    • Holly Jun 23, 2022 @ 10:41

      Snoopy dancing. (And still not working)…

  • dragon Jun 22, 2022 @ 13:51

    Yippee! I am so looking forward to this series. It has been a lot of fun following the journey.

    • Holly Jun 23, 2022 @ 10:42

      It’s been a lot of fun to write. I’m letting ideas for more books perk in the back of my mind during my down time.

  • Vanessa Wells Jun 22, 2022 @ 12:10

    That is FANTASTIC.

    • Holly Jun 23, 2022 @ 10:42

      😀 Thank you.

  • SharonW Jun 22, 2022 @ 10:26

    Congratulations!! And enjoy the unexpected time off.

  • Lolly Foy Jun 22, 2022 @ 10:20

    Splendid!! Congratulations!!

    • Holly Jun 23, 2022 @ 10:36

      Hey, Lolly! It’s been a while. How are you?!!

      • Lolly Foy Jun 23, 2022 @ 11:23

        About like everybody else after the last two and a half years. Some stuff is great, some stuff is weird, some stuff is still a struggle. But all in all, life‘s pretty good. I’m still slogging away at being a working actor, with varied success. The most exciting news is that I just got a new hip! Makes me feel old to say it, but the return of my mobility makes me feel wonderfully young! If you get a minute to breathe, I’d love to catch up sometime. I’m still at the same email since 1989. Really! Ha! Much love and best wishes!!

  • A. King Jun 17, 2022 @ 18:03

    Woot! Congrats!!

    • Holly Jun 23, 2022 @ 10:40

      Thank you. Now gearing up to start the REVISIONS … all in one big go.

  • Johanna Jun 17, 2022 @ 15:56

    Hurray!! Huzzah!! Hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂

    • Holly Jun 23, 2022 @ 10:47

      Thanks. The weekend was pretty good. Taking a bit of extra time off for family stuff this week.

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