It's been another awesome writing week for me... I had only one day to work on new material for NR, but it was another VERY productive day... Despite the fact I felt like I had distractions galore even being offline!
Friday, after I started calming down from seeing my beloved mentor finally reach her dream of becoming a published author, I dove into NR with a vengeance! I had been having problems on how to get past a roadblock I had hit while trying to think of how to wrap up Chapter 38 earlier last week but took a couple of days off from it all and by the time Friday morning rolled around, I had a good idea of where I was going to go in the final scene of that Chapter.
Once I had that written up, things progressed quickly... Chapter 39 started off a little slow but things in the story REALLY get interesting during the last half of it... The finale of "Crash and Burn" finally happens and there are a number of interesting surprises in it, a few twists and turns... It's very rough right now but that will change when I get a chance to go over it with a fine toothed comb!
Since I wasn't quite finished with the latter half of Chapter 39 by the time my son got home, so I worked on that while he was playing video games in the living room. It took me an extra two hours to finish it but the end result is close to what I wanted in the first draft. (He was awesome and VERY good!)
I was still on the "writing high" that night so after the guys went to bed, I dove right into Chapter 40 and worked on that between talking to various friends in Facebook and Sanctuary, while sharing links to where everyone can pick up their own copy of "Keyholder's Castle: Homecoming" (my mentor's first novel!) and letting people know just how great of a writer my mentor is (I was lucky enough to get a prescreening copy, so yeah, I DO know she's awesome!) and keeping an eye on Sanctuary and the various pages I run in Facebook.
Chapter 40 is basically the "aftermath" of something big that comes out in "Crash and Burn"... There is a little humor, a BIG bawling out and a few other things. I've already hinted on this particular thing in other chapters before it but it really doesn't come out until this point.
Here's a copy of my post in my Writing Thread from Sanctuary, posted on Friday, October 12 at around 7 p.m. Atlantic time...