Progress Report, in which I press my luck, and hope for no whammies

Another 5K week on Petra Released.  Magic Meter says,

Completed the first act, and am now embarked on a second act that’s pretty much a complete mystery.  I know where I want everyone to end up, but I have no idea how I’m going to get them there.  I’m sure I sound like a broken record by now, but this really is happening every week, and it’s scary.  Every day I go to the keyboard fearing that I will face a blank screen for two hours.  Every day I manage to bang out just a little bit more, but in truth, it feels like I’m just delaying the inevitable, that sooner or later, my luck–or inspiration, or whatever it’s been so far–will run out.

Yet I press on.  Like I have a choice.  (No whammies!  No whammies!)

(Yikes.  Did I really just type that?  I must be more stressed out than I thought.)

Maybe if I get a minute, I’ll ask my muse.  I seem to recall having a similar conversation with her during the drafting of Petra.  Here’s hoping she’s as forthcoming this time around.

Since I’ve hit the 40K mark, I’m officially working on a novel now, according to SFWA rules.  So that’s something.

No updates for Write Club.

Anyway, onward.  (No whammies!)

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5 Responses to Progress Report, in which I press my luck, and hope for no whammies

  1. j_cheney says:

    Congratulations on hitting the magic number!

  2. No whammies? That’s AWESOME. 🙂

  3. tetar says:

    40,000 Headmen

    You were working on a novel from the first word, and remember, word-count alone does not a novel make.

    Oh that it were. lol

    That being said, congratulations for making such steady headway. I’m juggling so many mss. that mine inch along. I think the most I’ve got on one right now is 60,000. Another’s at 40,000 and another at 36,000, but then there’s one at 10,000 and another at a hilarious 1352 words. Guess which one’s been asked for by a publisher…

    Anyway, keep up the good work, and let your Muse find her own way to whisper to you. I find that trusting the Muses while not bothering them works wonders.


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