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I did it. Sort of. I finished Part I of my new book, The Wizard Within. I shouldn’t celebrate yet, I suppose, because it’s usually halfway through or thereabouts that gets tough when I’m writing. And since I plan this book to have three parts, I’m really only 1/3 through it.
Still, though, 40,000 words would have been considered almost halfway through most of my other manuscripts which average 80,000 words or less. And not only do I still feel confident that the writing is going well, but I am actually still enjoying doing it.
Of course, that doesn’t mean it isn’t taking forever. Life does still get in the way and when I do sit down in front of the laptop I might only get a thousand words or so down. The point is, though, that the words are actually “working.” I mean, there have been times with past projects when I forced myself to write so many words before giving up for the day, but I was pulling teeth to do so, and not always satisfied with the final.product.
But Wizard is not only going well, but it is still fun! Seriously fun like it used to be when I had no idea what I was doing, and didn’t care if what I was writing was stuff others would enjoy reading.
This book, though, this one I feel confident people WILL enjoy reading. I can’t wait to finish, share it with the world, and see if I’m right about that.
A shadow crowded his vision, moved in as he lost focus. “I don’t know,” he said. Then darkness flooded him like black ink spilled in bloody water.