It’s starting to feel a bit surreal in the writing cave as the winds of creativity begin to saturate my ear holes.
This week, I managed to not only finish off Chapter 13, but 14 as well – a week ahead of schedule. 13 had two intense combat scenes, and after the initial wave of smashing my keyboard, I was surprised to find that I didn’t hate the result.
14, on the other hand, needs a bit more polish. There is a lot of exposition that needs to be smoothed out, but for now it is good enough to progress with everything else.
The final word counts for both 13 and 14, respectively:
Which leaves me with number 15. The very last chapter. It’s so….eerie to be this close. You guys have no idea how this makes me feel to see a six year project start to come to a conclusion.
This is the first time in my life that I have actually accomplished something this important, instead of giving up after the first sign of failure. Storytelling is such a deeply rooted part of me, and I am very proud to have come this far while overcoming the score of mental roadblocks, self-doubt, anxiety, depression, and much more in order to bring this into fruition.
I’ve also had come to the realization that this is starting to get much much easier. My earlier chapters sound like they were written by a completely different person, and a much less refined voice. It is fascinating to compare the past and the present.
I would also like to take the time to thank all of those who believed in me and dealt with my inane ravings as I loudly trekked on and probably irritated the piss out of you on numerous occasions. Your patience has not gone unnoticed.
With that being said, I leave you with the initial word count of 15:
As you can see, this one is gonna take a looooooooot of work. I am very glad I finished the previous chapters early, because a lot of foundation needs to be dropped before I can even begin to consider the conclusion.
So if you hear in the distance a salty voice proclaim “HOW THE FUCK DO I END THIS THING?!” That’s probably me.
If I squeeze out a shred of optimism from somewhere in my veins, I may be bold enough to say that there is the potential that I may even finish this month. But I do not promise anything.
In any case, Until Next Time!