Is there such a thing? If so, I sure need it!
Progress has been superslow on my Memorial Day story, mainly because the supposed Summer Slow-down in the Day Job turned into the Summer Scorcher let’s-see-how-many-Air-Ambulance-trips-we-can-fit-into-a-fortnight accident fest. Plus a colleague needed surgery and has been off work.
Then I needed to research child custody procedures and how a court hearing would work. Not that my character’s situation is going to be particularly realistic, but I do want it to be vaguely believable!
Wordcount on the story has been crawling along slower than a snail on Xanax.
To make things worse, I am oh-so-seriously overwriting. This is always my problem, but I thought I’d beaten it this time. No such luck. I’m now at 20,000 words and haven’t even gotten my characters inside the courtroom for the pivotal scene that ends chapter three. Either these are going to be awfully long chapters, or some heavy duty cutting for pace is in my immediate future.
In the meantime, this made me giggle-
Okay, I have the house to myself for a few hours, I’m willing the on-call phone not to ring, it’s time to push Jack and Kate kicking and screaming in through that courtroom door and get this chapter finished at last!