Here I am, down to the coffee shop on a rainy and gray Beltane, writing my butt off and feeling better than I did yesterday, which was probably one of the suckiest days I’ve had to push through. But push I did, and I even managed to get in three hundred words last night, though I had zero motivation to do any writing.
However, Chapter Thirty-two is finished, and a little checking shows that this is the shortest chapter of the novel, shorter than Chapter Nineteen, which was just over fifty-one hundred words. Hey, I’m still over three hundred thousand words total, so it’s all good.
I should point out that last night’s and today’s writing has happened for the most part while Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue plays in the earbuds. As a personal note, this has always been one of my favorites pieces, one that I discovered when I was in seventh grade, and one which I’ve loved dearly ever since. In other words, I knew this before a certain airline made it famous in their TV ads.
Now that my kids are on “their” bench, where is their conversation leading? Well, let’s listen in–