Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Hop, Skip, & Jump...

Edited to add: Hop over and congratulate Karen on her sell!

Back to your regularly scheduled blog post:

I'm so close! Only 3000 words away...

Despite going to bed last night much earlier than usual for me, I got 1000 words done.

My poor heroine and hero are in a terrible mess. They're both upset with each other. Poor girl thinks he's just like every other creep she's ever met and poor guy has too much pride to realize he could make it all better if he'd just explain himself. But like most men, he doesn't think he should have to do that. She should trust him explicitly even if she's been given good, yet deceiving evidence to think otherwise.

I'm not sure I'll get their mess straightened out if 4000 words, but going a little over never hurt anyone. Right? :-)

That means I'm just a hop, skip & jump away.

It's been nice, because as with my last ms, I'm finding that I write more per day once I'm near the end. But apparently that's not the same for everyone. I've heard other writers say that they write slower towards the end because they're sad to see it end.

So, my question is this: do you find you write faster, slower, or just the same as you near the end of a story?

April

6 comments:

Karen Erickson said...

Thanks for the kudos, April. You're so sweet. :)

Hmmm, depends on the story. For my Blaze attempt, I was sad to see it go, loved those characters so much, but I didn't dawdle over the end. I finished it and felt - empty! lol Like "Now what?" I kinda just wrote at the same pace that I wrote the entire book, I guess...

Good question. You kinda stumped me. ;)

Sue aka MsCreativity said...

I've yet to discover the answer to this! However, here's hoping that I will write faster towards the end...

Stacy Dawn said...

I write more when the emotion is higher so that could be snippets throughout the book instead of one section. But yes, I think my fingers fly faster towards the end as well because even though I hate to say goodbye, I'm excited with the way it all plays out.

Emma Sinclair said...

I think I usually write faster towards the end, but not with this particular book.

Of course I still have no idea how this book is going to end!

Nicole Reising said...

Slower - definitely slower. For two reasons - I now know the ending in my head and I don't want it to truly end. Sooo I start to drag my feet.

Cole - great job on your writing April!

April said...

I'm so happy for you, Karen!

Interesting to see the varied answers.

While I hated seeing my journey with my hero and heroine end, I'll admit, I was ready to end the story :-)