I’ve been working on this with “no end in sight” since November 2006.
When I shifted my focus to a smaller portion of the story I was able to frame a smaller, more realistic, goal and had some form of hope that finishing a story was possible.
Last night I completed another chapter, and when I printed out my latest “status report” on the story I saw this “wonder of wonders”:
|Chapter 1||The Meeting|
|Chapter 3||Old friends and Others|
|Chapter 4||The next meeting|
|Chapter 5||The Storyteller|
|Chapter 6||Unwilling Rescue|
|Chapter 7||Without Honor|
|Chapter 8||The Fitting|
|Chapter 9||Princess Cecillia|
|Chapter 10||Tykone’s Loss|
|Chapter 11||The Wedding Night|
|Chapter 12||Kjell’s discovery|
|Chapter 13||Dangerous New Family|
|Chapter 14||The Safety of the Swamp|
|Chapter 15||Out-law for an In-law|
|Chapter 16||Rescue in the Swamp|
|Ready for draft 2|
The Chart says I’m almost done. I can hardly believe it.
And, yes, “done” is a highly subjective term. Just now I’m excited to have the possibility of having a complete story in writing.
It should go without saying that it will next be subject to revision, research and more revision. But, wow. This is closer than I’ve ever been to ending anything. And I’ve started a bunch.