10K Run

Today is one of those days where you feel like you should celebrate.  With me it’s due to something that I started last Tuesday and have kept at for 11 days–and counting.

My ghost story is coming along fine.  Very fine.  My writing today . . . hey, it could have been a little smoother, but I think my output suffered just a little because I got caught up in a few interruptions and I had to “look up” things along the way.  Still, I can’t complain.  901 words in 50 minutes for 1081 words/hour–it’s all good, people.  It’s all very good.

Today was a bit of a transition for my characters.  I’m taking them in another direction, and when I look at the scenes in Scrivener I’ll check to see if the new scene I’m developing is needed.  I think it is because it’ll actually be two mini scenes combined.  But after that will come “one” scene (with a little bit of a tie up) and that’s it, story over.

But what is so impressive today?  The story is at a word total of 10,700, and that’s the first time in a long time I’ve written 10,000 words of anything.  (Other than gaming logs, but that’s totally different.)  And unlike a lot of projects I’ve started in the past, this one is ready to end and not die a lingering death on a hard drive.

So the end is near.  It will finish.  It will get edited, and then I’ll send it off.

And perhaps someone–one of you–will read it in a few months.

I can only hope.