Wordcount: coming & going
Work work has been intervening once more, so another pause whilst I type up transcripts about a poverty-stricken Chinese giant and an Armenian weightlifting child genius.
Printed off the dodgy final chapters and clipped them into the file to study before the final onslaught. Many major deletings of stupendously bad writing brought 37 pages down to 14. BUT they've been something concrete to work with and have done their job of avoiding the dreaded blank page horrors. Have now transferred each scene to a card with a goal/conflict/disaster; reaction/dilemma/decision structure outline. If I can moof around and concentrate on the overall tone of the ending enough, hopefully some fresh and more interesting ways will reveal themselves.
One more week of term, should be able to get a chapter down a day, in rough form, and be, technically, finished in 5 days. Possible, but holiday planning and daughter's party planning taking over.
Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.