And I think I might make it. At least I’ll be pretty close. All I have left now is the climax. The denoument and prologue are pretty much the same. I just need to do a little minor tweaking to mesh with the changes.
I still don’t know about the ending — how to make it good. And I mean nail-biting, hear-pounding, edge-of-your seat, almost pee-your-pants and then pass into a coma of absolute satisfaction good. I don’t want one of those, “Oh, the book was great, but the ending really didn’t do much,” kind of stories. I want the reader to jump onto their chair, hold the book above their heads and shout, “Yes! That’s what I’m talking about.” A little dance of happiness wouldn’t be unwelcome, either.
I’m hoping for prophetic dreams tonight. If not, I’ll just have to jump in tomorrow and see where I land.
The update for tonight is: 34 pages edited. 8,500 words.
I’m almost there. Glory hallelujah.