Ever have one of those scenes that you just didn't want to write?
You know what I'm talking about: the Really Cool Stuff (RCS) is about to happen in the next chapter, and man, you can't wait to get there...but here you are, stuck walking down the block to get to the RCS.
I hate those scenes. I have to force my way through them. Just write it, I nag myself. Just write it, no matter how crappy you think it is. Write it, and get to the RCS.
So block by block, I get my way to the RCS. And the damn thing is, those annoying obligatory scenes wind up being damn good ones. Don't know why -- maybe it has to do with me whining and kvetching over having to do them at all that I'm hypersensitive to the words I choose. Maybe it's irony at work.
Anyway, I'm finishing up an ob-scene, hopefully tonight. And then the ROAD takes a number of twists and turns.
And let me tell you, my friends, I'm rubbing my hands with glee over the thought of writing the next two chapters. ((rubs hands))
Jackie's Cool News!
Well, I think it's cool.
My editor -- dear, sweet man that he is -- has given me the green light to extend the projected word count of THE ROAD TO HELL to 100,000, up from 80,000. "Don't limit yourself," he said. Huzzah! Time to add extra words! Break out the adverbs! Heeyah!