Wednesday, December 05, 2012

IWSG - All is Well

Been a bit quiet around these 'ere parts recently, hasn't it? Big apologies but I've got a bit caught up.

Yes indeedy. I'm completely involved with my WIP which now stands at 65k words with around another 20k words to go. And I have suddenly started loving it. Every morning I can't wait to get at the keyboard to carry the story on to its conclusion. You see, I'm a muddle-headed pantser who starts writing with no clear plot in mind, a couple of characters and, hopefully, a spot of conflict or two. Oh! And a setting. That's why it takes me several tries to get-going and write myself out of plot holes, and whinge away on the monthly IWSG. 
But now I've reached the bit where I know exactly where I'm going, the main conflicts are all set up. Now it's downhill...the threads are all about to be sewn up and it all, finally, makes sense.
At last I love my book, I love my characters, and I just can't wait for it to reach the end. Oh the end? Well, I'm not quite sure about that yet...but it's just around the corner, trust me.
So no insecurities for me this month. Yay! (Just wait for next month, though).

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From the Daily Mail, click on picture for original
On another note, I saw this picture the other day and it made me think of that Prince of Envy, the Demon Slater who stars in my novel Hewhay Hall. Say what you like about the most evil, vicious, cruel, psychotic devil who has ever been summoned to Earth, but that picture must've been taken on a good day for him.


  1. Your post gave me the fever to jump into some heavy writing sessions. :) Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Ha Brinda! You don't need inspiration from me - it's the other way round :-)

  2. Oh, I'm the same way when I write. It's uphill all the way in the beginning as I try to sort out the plot and characters, but once I hit the middle and can see my way to the end I sort of pick up speed and race to the end.

    Glad to hear you are excited to get to your project every day. That's a great feeling. :)

  3. Yes, your moving -- now keep going.

    So good to hear the positive!

  4. I love it when I hit the downhill part in writing where everything comes together and makes sense. Enjoy the ride!

  5. Thanks LG, Yolanda and MJ - it's good to hear other people work the same way I do. And yes, it's going to be a great ride :-)

  6. That is great! It's awesome when you hit that point. Then it's full steam ahead.

  7. Glad you're in a good place today! Keep up the good work!

  8. Just reading about how inspired you are is inspiring in itself! Glad you're not insecure right now :)

  9. Awesome Sue! Keep it going!

    I didn't know Slater was such a cutie (in a weird sort of way) Lol.

  10. I love that feeling when everything starts to fall into place and the excitement can be felt all the way to the tips of your fingers! And there is no greater feeling to a writer in my opinion, than loving your story and your characters. Great post!

  11. Thank you - great to meet you Cynthia and Rose. LOL, Ute - something pleased Slater that day for sure, and it can't have been good for humankind. Thanks Elise :-)

  12. That moment of suddenly loving the manuscript is a good one. :)

  13. It is so wonderful to be at that point where the writing is just flowing and you're nearing the end and feeling where it might go.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  14. Great momentum, Susan!
    Go with it!


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