Ah, the story is flowing again. Sometimes you have to go to the end to better understand the middle. Earlier today my antagonist finally revealed the ending of Into Darkness. Don’t get me wrong – I kind of had an idea where the story was going, but the exact details weren’t forthcoming. I write organically. I start with a vague idea. I kinda know the start and the finish, but what happens in order to get there and what actually happens when I get there is often a mystery to me until it hatches from my brain and crawls onto the page. Ugh – insect metaphor. Sorry. I couldn’t resist.
But once again the flood gate has opened, which means more ideas and more writing and hopefully closer to meeting my deadline. The story takes as long as the story takes. I’m not rushing it. Besides, the middle still needs a lot of work. For this particular book I just needed a firmer ending in order to better understand my middle and the events that lead to the end. Remember how I keep saying each book is unique and presents its own challenges? The middle is/was my challenge with this one.
::shrug:: Of course now that this is squared away and I’m back on track I have more confidence that I actually will have this book finished this summer. I wasn’t too sure about that a week ago.