I FINALLY MADE IT OUT OF THE CHAPTER FROM HADES!!!!!!!!!
Ok, sorry for the shouting. But I’m really happy to be done with that chapter.
I think it was my evil inner editor that kept me in that chapter. It kept telling me that I had to cram in every necessary character introduction and multiple other events into the chapter.
I finally sedated the evil inner editor (hereafter called “the thing”) and finished the chapter.
If I hadn’t had to work the night I finished it, I’d have gone hog wild to celebrate. (OK, I would have just gotten caught up watching Food Network and Castle instead of writing.)
The same day I finished that chapter, I hit the 60% mark in my progress.
Some stats and random facts:
Chapter from Hades is number 14 of 18.
Chapter from Hades is 8,692 words long. (Yikes, I know!) That’s a total of 24 pages. I think that’s officially my longest chapter thus far.
Chapter from Hades is roughly 10% of the overall book length (of what I’ve got written so far). My math may not be entirely accurate on that. It was never my best subject.
Largest word in wordle: My MC’s name. That’s good, right? My other characters’ names (with a couple exceptions) are almost as large.
The thing reared its ugly head though last night. I was bored, and procrastinating, and I started a sticky note of the unresolved threads I began in the book. I’ve only got one so far but I didn’t make it very far into what I’ve written. See, Thing came out to play. I shouldn’t be editing or worrying about editing or any of that. I’ve still got 40% of this puppy to pen.
I’ve concocted a scheme to help me figure out the answer to one question regarding my MS. It’s going to take a ton of work to accomplish, but I’m hopeful I could make it work. It won’t happen until I’ve finished the first draft though.
If you need a crit partner or group, check out Lynnette’s blog. She’s playing matchmaker right now. Go check it out and see what comes of it.
I think I’ll have a couple of contests here in the near future. But again I’m stuck with a lack of prize ideas. Must think on this.