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I can see the finish line! As of Friday, I was 9163 words ahead of my goal. I took off from writing yesterday to do some power shopping with a friend (I was gone 11 hours!), and it was a much needed break. As of yesterday, then, I was 8663 ahead of my goal. And this is the cool thing. I only have a chapter or two left to go on my novella. Because of the writing pace I’m setting, I’m getting done a lot more quickly than I thought I would. That means I have more time for editing and getting this work out before round four starts. I may even have time to work on my short story.

And that’s another thing I found out about myself. One of my goals for this round was to work on my short story in between times of working on my main project. But I found out that I can’t work on two writing projects at the same time. Not actual writing. I can write one story and edit another. Or I can write one story and format another for print or E. But I just can’t focus on writing two stories at the same time. It’s too distracting, and I feel like it dilutes one or the other.

I may take one more day off from writing before writing those final scenes. I need to let things stew a little and think about what I really want to do. I know there’s going to be a pretty intense love scene (not necessarily a SEX scene) close to the end. I’ve got to figure out how I can end this novella satisfactorily and still leave it open for the final book in the trilogy. We shall see. 🙂

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