It was a dark and stormy . . . day.
I woke to an ache behind my left eye, gray clouds outside and the painful memory of the Phillies NOT winning the World Series last night.
I had to take our son to the bus. I had to walk the pooch. But I did not have to write.
So instead, I enjoyed my two favorite drugs (at the same time):
After a kick-butt workout at the gym, I came home and affixed butt glue to my derriere. Then I revised and wrote for four hours.
During that time, something amazing happened -- the kind of something that occurs only when one shows up, applies butt glue and puts in the sweat equity. The amazing thing that happened was this: THE END of my novel came to me. The whole thing -- dialogue and all. I could hardly write it down fast enough. And then a few threads that will lead to that ending showed up, too.
At THE END of the four hours, I looked outside and guess what? The sun had come out.
Today's word count: 1,511
Total word count: 11,152 (It's over 20% complete!)
Goal: 50,000 words
Days remaining: 25
Today's Trivia Question: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Oh no, that's not it.
The real question is: Which vegetable was the first to be canned?
Answer to Yesterday's Trivia Question: Fear of public speaking or stage fright is called glossophobia.