Woot! Two-thirds of the way through the month and I seem to have finally hit my stride. I’m just past 40k, less than 10,000 words from goal. If all goes according to plan I’ll be at or beyond 45k by the end of the day and will hit 50 on Friday, if not before.
Will the story be wrapped up by then? Who knows? If it isn’t, I’ll keep chugging away at it and hope to finish it at a write in with Stevie next Monday. (If it is finished I’ll work on… something… at the write in. Maybe I’ll make a stab at organizing this mess to see what all I still need to do.)
There haven’t been a whole lot of surprises in the story since Friday’s post. I do need to go back and work in a scene that I meant to write and didn’t. And since I had two of the characters talking about it I suppose I should put it in, as they rather glossed over things to avoid worrying Terhesh. I left myself a note in-story to do that, though, so if it doesn’t happen now it will in the edit.
(I am really dreading the day when I start to edit this thing. Not just this particular novel, but the whole series. Fortunately, that’s not going to happen for a year or so.)
So, what’s currently happening?
Well, Bry and Yhon made it back with their surprise for Terhesh, and I’ve jumped ahead a bit to the end of summer. It’s orientation time – new students are arriving at the Academy. (I have to check Book 5 to see if orientation was one week or two. Continuity is a major pain in the posterior, especially in a series, but, hey, at least I remembered which book I need to check to find out!)
And what’s next?
Well, the plan for today is to get the battle with the evil wizard who is still known only as [NAME 1] over and done with. (I should probably try to come up with a real name for him before then…)
And after that?
After that it’s pretty much just the wrap up and then the segue into Book 9. And when this book is finished, it’s on to another book in the series. (Although I probably should take some time to sort out what’s what and what’s needed.)
You know, as frustrating as this series is and has been, I’m going to miss working on it.