For once you’re getting me without much to say and not a lot to offer. It’s almost five forty-five here in The Burg, and the sun is coming up, it looks like a nice day, I’ve got music going in my earbuds, and I’ve just finished a small tub of yogurt for breakfast.
What’s the reason for this? I’m back on the road in a few hours.
Yes, once again I’m making my westerly trek to Indiana, and this time, rather than come to you from a service plaza in eastern Ohio, I’m still at home in my pajama bottom and cami top, almost all the way packed and ready to go. I just need to get dressed, do my face, grab my bags, and head for the car. Then get on the road and spend eleven hours heading back to the Midwest.
And finish this post, too.
Now, this doesn’t mean I didn’t write: I did manage another six hundred and seventy words last night, but it was tough writing due to my head being somewhere else. What I hope to do is get on the road in the next ninety minutes, arrive back in Indiana somewhere between seven and eight PM, relax, have a little something to eat, then finish the last few hundred words of the scene before going to bed. This is the first scene I’ve done in a while where I’m just squirting out the words, a few hundred at a time, and it’s slow going getting to seventeen hundred and fifty words, which is where the scene sits right now. But I am getting here.
One of the things I need to do tomorrow is renumber the rest of the chapters and start adding in scenes I know are needed. I looked over the novel last night before I got to writing, making a few notes here and there for the future chapters, and I begin seeing where things need adding. And the Samhain Chapter is one of those. I guess this means I finally know what I’m doing with this story, ’cause–believe it or not–I don’t always have everything thought out. Like I said, I plot it out in a meta data sort of way, but that is by no means a guaranty that I have everything figured out. Like in the last novel with Kansas City: I was figuring out things days, or hours, before I wrote. It’s how I am.
The end is almost here, and at the rate I’m going, I believe I’ll be down to the car right about seven AM, which is six back in the ‘Ol Homestead. I hope for good driving all the way home, but I have a feeling about three hours after I’m into my trip I’m look a little like this–
I’ll have excerpts for you tomorrow. I promise.
Would I lie?