I’ve been saying “just let me finish this chapter” since I was a kid. This morning, I’m saying it again – because I’m right in the middle of the good part of my curent work in progress, and my writing time is just about up. Maddening! But at least I know I’ll get this story finished tomorrow, if I don’t sneak in some extra writing time later today.

And no, I’m not going to post an excerpt. Not until I go back over and make some major edits! On the first draft, I just power through the story, getting the main events down. Then I’ll print it out and let it sit for a few days before I come back and read through it from start to finish, making notes to myself in the margins. Then I’ll break it back out into scenes and fix each of them individually, adding transitions and polishing the whole thing up.

I’m not going to have the first draft finished by the time I have to transition from wildly creative writer to just plain wild as the day begins. But that’s ok, it just gives me something to look forward to!