And Molly Bursts Back onto the Scene

I’ll bet you were starting to think I’d never post here again. Part of me was wondering the same, but Molly would hear none of it.

Since I last wrote on Molly (or any fiction), I have been swamped with family obligations, non-fiction deadlines, and a nasty cold that is still lingering after knocking me flat on my back for a week…and that was three weeks ago. What this left me with was with no creativity. Not a single drop. And no urge to write.

I’m not in a huge rush, so I thought to let my body heal I would just be patient. And patient. And even more patient.

I still have no urge to write.

This morning, I was tired of waiting, tired of patience, and tired of starting to question whether I’d ever have the urge to write again. I sat down with my mini computer and said I would just write for a while. If it didn’t come, that was okay, but at least I could say I tried.

About 30 minutes in, I had to go help my youngest find something, I stopped to hang out with my oldest for a sec, and I replenished my drink.

Was I done?

Not exactly.

I went back to the couch, picked up my mini computer, and started typing again.

All told, I worked about an hour and a half (maybe a little less due to interruptions) and finished the scene I’d stopped on (in the middle of a SENTENCE!) before as well as adding a new one. The story has reached one of its crucial turning points; according to the calculator, I have about 10,000 words left; and somehow I think I’ll be writing tomorrow as well :D.

And stats:
New Words: 1516 words
51 scenes
41 complete – 80% of the novel
10 Scenes remain
9760 Remaining word count
49776 Estimated length – with an average of 976 words per scene.
40016 Current Total

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