Ok, I'm still not writing chapter 13! It's agonizing. But I am making progress. I really did have a bit of a lumpy mass in the middle of my story that required a wee bit more shaping-it was mostly there (I mean my God, I did plot this thing out for 2 years!) but there were a few hazy bits that were enough to make me pause. So I've been working since last night on shaping that and reexamining the big picture and story arcs of everything, my sub plots, my main story, my romantic story line and making sure there is a sensible progression, good rising and falling action for everything with the action mostly rising until we get to the big bam shazam explosion at the end. I know I just need to plow through a few more chapters and then the last like four or five are going to practically write themselves because if I know anything, I know my ending.
So far everything is going well on that front and I'm seeing now a lot of big picture things and making several notes to myself to tuck away for when I write The End and need to start revising. Fingers crossed that I finish in another two or three weeks at the most.
Next: It's my sister's 25th birthday today! Yay! HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVA!!! Can't wait to celebrate with you tonight.
And last but not least, my friend Joanne read the first eight chapters and I got more positive feedback. That makes me happy.
Ok, back to work!