A Tangible End and Running Shoes

I seriously considered letting today pass without one of my usual Tuesday posts about the process.  Truthfully I don’t have a lot to write about at the moment.  I haven’t read any more inspiring books and I’m not struggling with how to convey this or that idea.  In fact, I’m not struggling at all, and thats a really great feeling.  But still I decided to put down a few words.  This one is going to be short and you won’t find a link to it on Facebook.  I’m not taking the time to come up with an eye-catching graphic to accompany it.  Its just a few words, mostly for those of you who’ve been kind enough to subscribe to my scribbles.

This week is the first time, probably ever, that the idea of finishing TEORG feels like a reality.  Since Thanksgiving I’ve put down another 13,000 words, which is pretty monumental for me.  Nearly 7,000 of those words have come in the last 48 hours.  Suffice it to say I’m on a roll.  I finished my first draft of Chapter Fifteen this morning, and I’m ninety-percent certain that Chapter 17 will be the end of Part 2.  The final part of the book is coming into focus.  It’ll probably be about six chapters long, so the end really is in sight.

I don’t want to celebrate too much and I don’t want to rest on my laurels.  After this week any further words I get down for the month of December are a bonus.  As I mentioned before my work schedule changes drastically next week and then we’ll be traveling for the remainder of the month.  Even over Christmas I’m going to try to devote a half hour a day but let me be honest—

Every time my husband and I go on vacation we debate whether or not to bring our running shoes.  In the end we always do because we love the idea of running when we’re on vacation.  When we get home they come back out of the suitcase having never been worn.  I think you get the point.

In any case, thank you for continuing to read.  Chapters Thirteen and Fourteen will close out the year and then I’ll power through to the finish come January.  Chapter Thirteen will post on Friday, as usual.

Thanks and have a great week.

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