Well I finally was able to come up with (most) of the last segment of the novel. It’s all jotted down in my trusty little notebook.
I had a difficult time trying to figure out the middle of the section. I had the beginning, when Kaiyo was kidnapped already written out, but I couldn’t figure out how to write what led up to the end of her captivity. I believe I have something plausible enough, though it will probably change through the editing process. Anyway, at least it’s something and I’m not at a road block any more.
I probably should have written the ending of the section, even if it was out of order. But for some reason I have a difficult time working out of sequence.
Anyway, now all I have to do is figure out how the book ends. There’s three different possiblilites but I’m not sure which one I want to go with. I may end up writing each ending and seeing how it flows or goes with the story. Perhaps my critique group can give me some advice on which ending to choose, although we won’t reach the ending for months (if not more than a year). There’s also the AW forums, and I’ve already had some help from the great writers over there in sections I got stumped at.
Oh I’m so close to ending this…I hope I can get it done in the next week or two. Unfortunately I will be unable to work on it much during the weekend as EVERY WEEKEND IN MARCH has something (friends from college days are coming up Thursday this week and staying until Monday morning; next weekend, hubby has a business trip to Virginia and my parents are coming down with my sister; the 21st is a baby shower for a family member; the last weekend, more guests are coming down to stay with us…phew! It’s making me tired just thinking about it!)
I’ll need to make time during the week if I want this first draft done this month.