So, I have written a lot about what is moving me forward and I have written a lot about what is holding me back. Where does all of that leave me?
My last progress report had me just getting to the “meat” of the story. Since then, I have gotten to the point where my overall progress is as follows: I have written seventeen chapters, 172 pages, and 33,000 words. I started into the “meat” a few weeks ago, but then I realized “They have to travel several days to get there, and stuff is going on back home while they are traveling.” I ended up going back and writing and inserting two chapters of “What happened back in Gudmund while Amundr and company were traveling.” I am now two chapters into the meat of the work.
This allowed me to spring a surprise or two on folks. It also allowed me to insert a big unanswered question that will be addressed at the end of this book (the question isn’t even asked, just hinted at). I would say that I probably have another ten to twelve chapters to go (at a minimum), and at my current pace I think I can knock that out by the end of April. To whet your insatiable appetite for my writing (who said authors have to have egos? Oh yeah, that was me), I am going to be giving you a glimpse into some things I wrote when I was (much) younger. The first glimpse will be Thursday, and will be a story I wrote around thirty years ago (and no, I’m not yet forty). After that, I will post some Star Trek fan fiction I wrote in the spring of 1991. I hope you enjoy them.