Power Drama

I had the plan.  Y’all knew it.  I was going to hunker down and finish writing Something Like Trust this past weekend. I got to start on Friday, right off the bat.  And I wrote and wrote and wrote. I’d written 6.5 k words and it was a quarter to 6 in the evening when…pop.  The power went out.  I was all Luke Skywalker, “Noooooooooo!”  Why did that have to happen?  On my writing binge weekend?  And why was it not a simple fix?  I was doomed!  My big plan was foiled!

Four hours later, the power company finally fixed the issue and it scared the crap out of me when the power came back on.  I’d been dozing, hoping that it would get fixed and I wanted to have caught a catnap so I could write some more.  Which I did.  After I got the fish tank working again, of course.

So I started writing again, and I finished the chapter I’d been writing when a wonderful realization came over me.  What I had previously thought was two more chapters, was, in fact, one more chapter.  I went to bed in the small hours of Saturday morning with the knowledge that when I woke up again, I only had to write on more chapter and I’d be done.

It took me an hour and a half, but I finished the novella.

Yep, you read that right.  Something Like Trust is no longer in progress.  And I’ve given it a scrubbing and it’s out to my trusted betas right now.  After that, I’ll polish it a bit more and then send it off to the publisher.

In the meantime, I’m looking at some other submission calls that have caught my interest.  And I will be starting work on the third in the Something Like series, just as soon as I tweak the plot a bit and sort some things out with that.  So the writing schedule is still full and I’m going to do my damnedest to keep checking things off the list.

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