I know that when Linda likes something, I'm on the right track. If she is enthusiastic about something, I really know I'm on the right track.
I have to be careful asking her for plotting advice though, because her ideas are so good they sway me in a different direction than the one I was heading. They are good ideas, but they don't necessarily fit the the flow of the story.
Anyway, today I knew I had the easiest, most fun chapters of the entire book to write. I'd been pointing toward them since early in the story.
A minor villain has become a major villain, not by plan but because he just sort of took over the narrative.
Anyway, all the stuff I thought of in the initial excitement of the book, as well as the stuff I thought of a couple of days later to improve it, have been done. I'm 2/3rds of the way through the book.
Now I just have to come up with an ending that I feel is as strong as the rest of the book. I think I can do that because that excitement over the book is still there, and there is still things simmering in my subconscious, I'm assuming. There is still plenty of good stuff to come.
You sort of just know when a book is going to be a book.
I just have to let it rise to the surface.
5 days ago