Monday, May 13, 2013

no rest

I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! For a while there it felt like I was wading through quicksand trying to get to the fabled ending of my tale. I was having trouble bridging where I was to where I wanted to be. So I wrote the very end, the last scene, and voila! Everything pretty much fell into place and I wrote a couple thousand words between yesterday and today. Go me!






How's your Monday going?

37 comments:

  1. Currently at work, not too bad, good to hear about your breakthrough!

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  2. I have sometimes written the last scene to cement it in my mind and help me get through a difficult in-between part.

    Of course, when I actually get to the ending, I usually change the scene. Maybe not what happens, but most of the words get changed dynamically, because the characters have actually lived the in-between action now, and they have different things they want to say.

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  3. That's awesome! I need a clear ending so I know where I am going.

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  4. Congrats! Sounds like you're really accomplishing a lot.

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  5. Good for you, Marcy! I'm thinking that's what I need to do--write the ending and maybe a scene in the middle. Have a great day!

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  6. Woohoo, now the rest of the week will be jolly fine for you :)

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  7. Go You! I wish I could write that much at one sitting. I wish I could write that much today, in fact. I really need to. So behind.

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  8. I love it when everything falls into place like that. I haven't written that much for a while now, but I hope that'll change soon.

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  9. Congratulations. It sounds like you've reached a real milestone. Time to celebrate?

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  10. Yay! don't you love when it finally comes together?

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  11. Lately, every time I see light at the end of the tunnel, it's an oncoming train.

    Glad things are falling into place for you.

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  12. Well done you!!!!!! The light is getting brighter and bigger and nearer!! Take care
    x

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  13. YAY for getting there! Hope it all comes together well! I'm editing and have some spots that need work. I have a couple 'not-quite-done' in the pile though, that have some trouble coming together at the end... I need to get back to them...

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  14. Whoohoo! Pop that champagne and celebrate! Soooo happy all came together!

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  15. Go you indeed. Very very cool.

    PS: Sent you an email with what I got Tim - just in case he caught my post before getting home.

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  16. Don go into the light! Oh wait, that's a good thing in this case. I've written out of sequence upon occasion just to get some movement going. Writing backwards is easier than it sounds.

    .......dhole

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  17. Sometimes an ending is all you need.

    And my Monday's been stifling hot, thanks.

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  18. Go you!!! I'm struggling with my rewrite so I decided to take the night off and catch up with blogging! Hopefully that'll unwind my brain a bit!

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  19. Sometimes, all it takes is a little perseverance for things to 'click'....glad it did for you :)

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  20. Wow! Yay you! Congratulations on such a successful couple of days! :)

    I spent the day unraveling the knot that is typically Monday.

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  21. Congratulations! My Monday was good. Productive, but not in a writing sense. However, it's geared toward writing, as it involved manual labor to complete my new office!!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  22. Nice! Love when that happens! I always have to know how my story will end or I have trouble keeping a momentum as well.

    You're almost home! *highfive*

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  23. Wonderful! I love breakthroughs. Hope you're keeping it up!

    I've been revising a YA. I'm nearing the end, and then off to the next victim.

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  24. Good job, all is well, love it

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  25. yay for marcy!!!
    keep it up, woman!

    and your pics are beautiful, as always.
    and thanks for listing our rights!

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  26. I had to go out of town so I did zero writing yesterday. I'll just share in your accomplishment.

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  27. I'm impressed. It sounds like writing out the end scene clarified how to get there. Nice work (and also inspiring as a blunder through my current rewrite. Love your new picture at the top, btw.

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  28. I love this. I almost always write the ending first. Twice now my endings started out as Short Stories and then I added the beginning and middle. OK, I'm a little goofy.

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  29. Good for you! I got things done, though not writing or blogging...
    I'll get back into the swing eventually, but for now I have other demands on my time, so I guess something has got to give. Glad you are enjoying your writing.

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  30. Congrats! Nothing feels better than it all coming together.

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  31. Congratulations! I took a blog break and only returned yesterday. Now I'm trying to catch up from March and April before diving back into my WIP.

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  32. Congrats! It is awesome to have a breakthrough period when the words seem to flow out...
    My Monday was great! We drove to our favorite place and now I'm sitting on a mountain ridge for two weeks with very little planned. I may even get some writing done!

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  33. That is wonderful!!!! I love it when things fall into place when we least expect them to.

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  34. YAY! Good for you!

    I LOVE the picture on your heading. Breathtaking!

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  35. It's great that you've found the light at the end of the tunnel! I'm still looking for the tunnel... I think I need better directions...

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