Recently here at ACME we discussed word count in stories and did we write 'long' or 'short'. This has stuck in my mind because I am at the wrapping up part of my latest WIP. I have one chapter to go and my hero and heroine will live happily ever after. *blissful sigh*
Unfortunately, to make my word count, I have about 12,000 words to go. Depending on how you do the math, that's anywhere from 50 - 60 more pages. Way too long for a chapter or even two. *frustrated sigh*
So, now instead of wrapping up, I need to go back and drag the story out. Add scenes and chapters in the middle that can't just be fluff and filler, but need to move the story forward and enhance the plot. *double sigh*
I have a couple of little ideas swimming around in my head (*relieved sigh*) which will hopefully springboard into larger, meaningful, and relevant ideas with a lot of words! (Which as Morgan so aptly described, will need to be coaxed out kicking and screaming.)
How I do envy those of you who write long at times like this. *sigh*
Happy Fourth of July!
Until next time,