Happy New Year! 2016 may have snuck up on me, but I managed to get a bit of work done right under the wire.
I’ve missed a lot of deadlines this year. Not necessarily for a lack of trying, but as far as my writing is concerned, 2015 was something of a difficult year. So for this New Year’s Eve my only real goal for the night was to finish this blasted novel. I only had a chapter left, I didn’t think that seemed like much work after all. I was almost halfway finished when at 10:30, an hour and a half before my self imposed deadline, I was stuck. I might have cried, were I capable of it. As my fingers hovered over the keys trying to formulate the words, I was struck with the feeling that I may not be able to finish it after all. In an effort to purge my mind and get a tactile feel for my ideas I decided to break out the notebook that I’d written the better part of the last half of the book in thus far. I was determined to get things finished.
By 11:30, I’d handwritten the last ten pages, and the final line. I couldn’t believe it. I had made it. Just under the wire for 2016. My book was finished. I immediately started typing up the ten pages I’d written, and by 12:30, I was completely finished. I compiled the manuscript in Scrivener, saved the PDF, and went to bed.
2015 was a great year in many ways. It was the year of my name change, and gender marker change, it was the year I started hormones and even the year I got a boyfriend, but for writing, 2015 could have been a lot better. So here’s to 2016, to more writing, more reading, more blogging and more transitioning.