Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Final Stretch

It was full steam ahead today. Since getting home from work at four PM, I've written 2800 words on Valley of the Splintered Oaks. The story is now at 4650 words. I was hoping to keep it under 5000, but I am really close to the end, so maybe some liberal chopping and several editing passes will get it back down to manageable size. This is one of those times when the story almost told itself and I just sat and typed nonstop, getting it out. It's been fun as well, creating creepy moment after creepy moment, (hopefully) building up the tension until all hell breaks loose. I'm still debating the end. I know how it all comes to a conclusion, I'm just not sure if I want all the characters to survive...if any. I suppose I should sleep on it.

Today at work was much better. The heat still sucked at 100+ degrees, but at least I had AC in the truck!

6 comments:

Alan W. Davidson said...

Sounds like you've been really productive, despite the heat. Like the new profile picture. Creepy yet regal.

Aaron Polson said...

Whoa. I can't remember my last 2800 word day. Quite impressive.

Jamie Eyberg said...

AC rocks. good luck finishing your story.

Catherine J Gardner said...

2800 words - sigh!!!. I'm in ten words an hour mode at the moment.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Now that's a flurry of productivity!
I was going to start my own rural story last night but, wouldn't you know it, my insomnia finally broke!

Jameson T. Caine said...

2800 words might seem like quite a feat, but I know I'm going to have to edit it heavily. Even when writing them I could feel myself repeating phrases, using certain words too many times and generally going for a by the numbers approach. Once I get all my ideas down, then I go back later to rewrite and polish.