Nothing makes a writer happier than three thousand new words on a long overdue project. I got a late start on #CampNaNoWriMo but better late than never. Starting back on a stagnant project is hard. Motivation is hard. Every word feels like a trudge through quicksand, but then… But THEN, somehow when you read back later, like a few weeks and many chapters later, those words get acquainted in the bits and bytes of your iPad or laptop and suddenly seem… much better.
This is almost universally the case for all of the books I’ve written. I expect nothing less this time.
So even when it’s hard (and it almost always is), forward progress is the key.
Why can’t I remember that?
In a few short days (EIGHT!), I’ll be getting on an Amtrack train and riding to my own personal nerd Mecca. Also known as the Supernatural Convention in Chicago for four days of geeky, Supernatural immersion. You know, of course, that show started this entire writing endeavor. I loved everything about it. The grown up, Scooby Doo vibe, the cute brothers, the overarching story of good vs evil.
It was the reapers in the series that sparked my interest and led me down this path.
The road so far has been rocky but good.
I’ve even written a few pages of a screenplay this month; the last scene of the Supernatural series finale, which will likely never be seen by Eric Kripke, but you can’t blame a girl for trying. I promise it is a FAN-PLEASING conclusion and could be added to the end of their final battle. You know…like ten years from now.
I’m already plotting ways to slip those pages into Jensen Ackles’ back pocket when I pose with him for a picture next weekend.
That would likely get me kicked out of the con and onto some sort of restraining order.
Still might be worth it.
I’ll give you a full recap after the con.
Unless you see me on CNN before that.