So Why Am I Dragging My Feet?

I have found out why taking Molly to the very last page is proving to be…difficult. Or at least I think I have.

I recently commented on a post on Forward Motion where I recounted my difficulty with writing “the end” in a novel some years ago. In that specific case, the problem was that I didn’t know what I was writing next, and wasn’t ready to have nothing to write.

Well, I’m feeling a touch of that now with Molly.

I decided that I won’t write another novel until NaNo to give myself time to catch up on my other writing tasks. So what was the result? Progress on Molly ground to halt. And even now that I’m writing again, the consistent forward motion is just not there. Even worse, I’m ADDING scenes :P.

Okay, to be honest that isn’t worse, it’s just right. The new scenes are necessary, and any concerns about not hitting my 50k word count have been summararily dismissed.  I have somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 words to go, and a hard time finding the time to write. Still, I’m in the final stretch. I’ll get there maybe by the end of next week, as I hit the road again and am not sure how much time I’ll have for work.

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