Chapter Fourteen of Suggestive Amusements has become the literary equivalent of a cat trying to catch a laser point. I’m concentrating on the story, I’m working at hitting my points and counts, the plot and characters and action is right there–
Oh, look! Pounce, pounce, pounce–damn you! Curse you, red light of death!
Some nights are better than others when it comes to focus; last night was not one. But the thing is I hung in there, and made my thousand, and I’m closer to the end of the chapter. Thinking about it last night, that end might come today, because I’ve made it through all the set up and the transformations and the start of the kink, and all that is left is to carry out the sexy sex.
I’m usually good with that part.
Part of what I was dealing with during writing time was trying to find the right words. I didn’t want to say the same things over and over, so I was heading to the thesaurus constantly to find a word that wasn’t used, or hadn’t been used. If there is one weakness in Scrivener, it’s the lack of a functioning thesaurus, because having to jump out of what you’re doing with a copied word so you can leap into an online dictionary and check all the synonyms can break their hell out of your flow.
(Yes, I know there is a very easy way to do this in Scrivener, but this is the one thing I miss from Word that I wish I had in this package, where I could get that similar word right then and there. Today is maybe a good day to see if I can set up a template that does this for me . . .)
Fantasy has taken over my chapter, and it’s as I knew it would be. Nothing wrong with a little crazy fantasy, and if you don’t know where it’s coming from, you haven’t been paying attention. (Hint: eight thousand year old preternatural people can do strange things to reality when they decide to have a little fun.) Lots of turning into things you aren’t suppose to be, ending up with body parts that you weren’t born with, a bit of mind-churning excitement that leaves you a mess . . .
Yeah, it’s fun. No, really, I wouldn’t lie.
The story slides into its conclusion over the next four chapters, and then it’s on to my next project. I do figure that there are maybe twelve to fifteen thousand words remaining in the story, very few of which deal with latex covered women dreaming of submitting to their dream girls. No, none of that–just a lot of pain.
Which is how I’ve seen this story from the start: a painful journey of acceptance, with a bit of heartache near the end, and . . .
I know what comes after the “and”, but no one else does. At least not yet.
Maybe by the end of the year they will.
After all, I can’t keep this story to myself forever . . .