Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fairfax: milestone

Yesterday I had a dentist appointment very early in the morning (8:30), and so I didn't have a chance to do my normal Fairfax writing routine. Normally I sit down and write as fast as possible to get the page (250 words) down before 8:15 when it's time to nag the boy and go to work. So I wrote my page in the evening instead. And because I was avoiding an editing project, I wrote it much earlier than I normally would have, for an evening. On weekends I write my page in the evening because I'm asleep at 8-8:15 in the morning, and when I get up I have a different routine that doesn't end with nagging the boy before going to work, or start with making myself a lunch to take with me.

Anyway, all of this is to say, that I wrote p. 367 on the top of the page and had a mild epiphany. I have been working on this thing for over a year. If you subtract out the times when I had punishment pages (where I forgot or was too extremely exhausted to write my page one day, so the next day I have to write the missed page, plus the day's page, plus a punishment page -- doesn't happen very often, but does progress the story), and the days where I had the urge to write more than one page (doesn't happen very often either, primarily due to morning time constraints), but add in the 16 pages I've got that aren't included in the page counts because they started as Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction challenges, I really have been at this thing for over a year.

I don't know if that's a bad thing or not. But it confirms that now is the time where the story should be wrapping up. Come on, Fairfax, Preston, and Abigail, finish things up!

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