Headache and Last Words - Nephilm Quest 2 first draft DONE (25th September 2016)
Rolli the Somali cat writing with me
I woke up this morning to a splitting headache. No wonder, having had a flu for a week. I'm not eager to take any unnecessary medicine, but this time I had to take a painkiller. I decided to stay at home and do nothing, in the hopes the headache would go away.
Maybe I would just have a peek at what I had written the last time I sat by the computer... No harm done there as long as my pulse would not rise.. Moving very slowly I sat down by the computer. Ha! Success, the headache did not get any worse. I rubbed my neck - my muscles were all stiff. I had a bad feeling I had brought the headache upon myself. Yesterday was a windy day and I had been by the sea without covering my head. You just don't want to believe autumn is here when the sun shines... But I was frozen the whole evening, so most likely the cold wind had caused this.
Oh well. I opened Nephilim Quest 2 to eye through the last patch I had written. I like to do that, to catch the sense of the story again. No major editing, but I tweak a little something here and there and usually find myself continuing the story with no sense of time. And so, again, before I knew it I had started writing. Page after page... After a while I realised that I was actually writing what I had planned to be the the finishing events of the book. And then I could not stop writing anymore. Could I finish it today?
I did. I wrote 7974 words in six hours and the first draft of Nephilm Quest 2 is now done. After I wrote the last words, I checked the word count. Over 151.000 words before editing starts. Which is the agh-part to many authors. But I like it. I like to work the story to be as good as it can be, first on my own, and then with the help of an editor.
So here we go...! I'll start editing the story next (cats permitting).