I made it, Aledans! I made it through the worst chapter of the entire book. The chapter that has never once worked in all the re-writes and edits. I beat it into submission, and it’s much closer to working now. It’s not perfect, but it’s closer. And that’s the point of the re-write.
The last scene almost killed me. In all the other versions of the story Kaye disappeared in the middle of the night. This time she has to say goodbye to everyone, and it’s heartbreaking. I couldn’t even try to write it from Kindra’s POV because I can’t get into her head at the moment. She’s so completely destroyed I’m afraid she might do something irrational (Kindra? Irrational? >:) Fun!).
And now I’ve officially reached that point in the novel where, uh, I don’t really know what’s happening for the next quarter. Actually, for the first time I know what’s going on with Kaye, but Kindra? She’s a time bomb ready to go off. I’ve got a couple things she needs to learn and do, and the fun part will be figuring them all out while I go. Because as much as I tried to plot this re-write, this section just wants to discover itself. And that’s where I shine
I’ve got two weeks to bang this out, fix anything that needs to change in the second half based on what’s about to happen, and re-write the query to match. I can write 25k in two weeks – that’s only half a NaNo.
And come back on Sunday for Custom of the Week. We’ll be celebrating the release of The Hunger Games with a HG-inspired pony!
Last but not least: HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO JILL AND SPOOKYGIRL! You may remember Jill from The Monster WIP post (she sells those adorable little monsters at Mint Conspiracy) or from the Top Ten Sci-Fi/Fantasy Custom Ponies (a cuddly Dr. Who pony? That’s even better than the Dr. Who custom I posted on Sunday!)