April hath arrived and, with it, the passing of another 35,000 words. In Pain and Blood has still not deigned to finish. It’s close. So very close. Even though, at this rate, it’ll be pushing 290k. I have nine chapters to go. The vast majority of each one being quite full and merely waiting for me to pull all the threads together.
But I keep dragging my mental feet.
I’m currently working through the last painful piece. It’s slow going because I’m a wuss who easily gets upset when my characters do, even though I know the end result. This is why I don’t write much horror.
And yet, I continue to put my characters into such situations.
But once I’m over that hump, there will be blood. Lots of it. It’s the last big battle I make Dylan fight. And one of the main five characters will die by the time I’m done.
And then it will be the end for these characters. Until I revisit the tower in And the World Crumbled and tell their story. I’m also considering a little novella set after In Pain and Blood that would utilise multiple povs. But that is just a thought so far and not likely to come into effect until next year. We’ll see what happens within that time.
What do you find is the hardest thing to write?