Breaking the Back of a Writing Project

I've been writing today, and it's been pretty good. Here are some reflections.

I do this thing as I'm nearing the completion of a big writing project where, at some point between writing sessions I'll quickly list all of the things between where I am now and where I need to be by the end, so that I don't leave things out, and that the ending falls together without having to fight at the end. At exactly what point I start doing this, I'm not sure, I think the end needs to be in sight for me to be able to start doing that. And I've mostly started that for the project I'm working on. I've been working on this project for about 6 weeks so far, so I think that this is probably a good healthy rate, and I really like how this story works with the format. I'm pretty excited about it.

Chapter 5 was a bit shorter than all of the chapters that precded it, but it was very firm in it's declaration that it was over, so I'm letting it be. Given that, even in the "tough part" of the story where I felt like there wasn't enough happening, there were action scenes and scenes that I had to cut way back, and from here on out, I have a lot of stuff to cover, so I'm in good shape. Since I've been planning for ten chapters, and todays work was in chapter six, this is the first time I've worked on the "second half," and it's a good feeling.

Having said all of that, I'm switching gears a bit, to see if I can get some other stuff done. So expect more updates coming soon.

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