So, I put off writing for like, three days, because I was scared to finish writing Rain.
Let’s examine that sentence for a moment. I was keen to finish Rain so that she’d leave me alone and I could do other stuff, remember? I knew that I *could* finish Rain, I didn’t have a block about what had to happen or any fear that the flow wouldn’t be there for me to hop into….but I was scared.
I guess when it came down to the crunch I just didn’t want it to be over! I had a conversation with Lee about it over brunch, although I had to explain that I didn’t want him to ‘fix’ things, I just wanted to talk about the emotions. He had to accept that it was completely irrational, but there it was. I think this conversation helped me a lot.
I listened to a thematically linked song from Spring Awakening Those you’ve known, which is about ghosts comforting the living. I turned off the internet and I sat and wrote. I wrote a very sad scene, and some reconcilatory ones and what I hope is an empowering and exciting ending that leads easily to a sequel.
So yay, hooray, woop woop and huzzah. I have written another novel!