Today I finished up Chapter Twenty. Somewhere around 67,000 words. Roughly 320 pages. I’ve been cruising along, writing and following my workout schedule. They seem to sync up nicely. I prefer to write in the daytime solidtude of my home rather than late at night in bed while everyone else is sleeping. Sometimes I get that chance, other times, not so much. It’s pretty difficult for me to write on the weekends. With my day job work schedule, it does make it tough.
When I finished the chapter today, I realized that I was somewhat closing in on the end of the second act, if that’s what you’d like to call it. This isn’t exactly a three act story, but for the purpose of this entry, we will say that I’m well past my halfway point but not anywhere near the end. I am approaching the end in terms of guidelines and what not.
I don’t exactly map out and completely storyboard each chapter as I go. But, I do enter the chapter into Scrivener at least jot down a rough idea of what might fall in that chapter. Today, I jotted down every chapter that gets me to the end of the book. Now, it might not be exact, but it does give me an idea of where I am going. I’ve noticed I tend to find new chapters along the way as I am writing.
Regardless, here I am. With the ending in sight. I know what and who is happening where. I am fairly certain I know how they get there. I still haven’t decided who exactly lives or dies. It’s anyone’s game at this point. At least the end is near.