Status Update: The Power of Motivation
It took four hours this morning but I finally finished this story. It wound up at 98,000 words, so just a shade under 100,000. That’s the longest thing of the year which is a far cry from last year when I was routinely passing 100K.
Anyway, this was the most fun I’ve had with a story all year and perhaps for about a year. That’s probably why I was motivated to finish it faster than anything else this year. I think it goes back to the entry I wrote on motivation. I was motivated to write it because I really liked this story but figured no one was probably ever going to read that far in the series. I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I figured out how to make the core story a stand-alone story. It’s largely the same, but with some differences; it doesn’t get all weird like the other one. Anyway, because I really wanted to do it and really liked the story it made it much easier to work on.
And now onwards to something else. On a side note, even though it’s summer I don’t think I wrote any of this outside. It’s been 85+ pretty much this entire month, so there hasn’t been a lot of good weather for sitting around outside with a netbook. Maybe we’ll finally get a break on that.
That is all.