Sometimes life gets in the way. Damn winter. Snow days and snow delays certainly interrupt a daily routine. Yet, a new week has returned, as has the snow, but I am determined to forge new ground into the novel. I am so close at this point I can almost smell the brownie sundaes and chicken parm that I use to celebrate the completion of a novel. A couple weeks ago I mapped out the final chapters and tonight I finished one of those that I had mapped out. Tonight we hit 74,000 words and 350 pages. There’s roughly 9 chapters left. A couple more hundred pages and we will be done.
I have a deadline. I go to Mexico in four weeks. With any luck, some hard work and dedication, I can have that Chicken Parm and Brownie Sundae before I leave, then disappear to relax and wind down and celebrate even more.