“The Mother Hen String Weaver Project” is slowly winding to a close. Today I put the finishing touches on the last String Weaver book. I thought it was done before, but it turned out I was wrong.
One day, while I was walking, I realized that the story wasn’t yet finished. I came up with at least three scenes that the story needed towards the end. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that instinct was right.
Why did I even doubt the idea that it needed more? Because with a project that has gone on for as long as it has, because of how much I love it, because of how much others have loved it, it’s easy to get into the ‘perfect’ mentality. That it is never done. That it’s never good enough.
If a writer gives in to that too much, it can cause the project to never end. “Just one more thing.” “just one more tweak.” “Need to add or redo this section.”
It would be very easy to fall into that with this project. Oh, so, easy.
But, the ending needed these scenes. So, I started in. I thought the additional scenes would add a thousand or so words.
It didn’t turn out that way once I really got started. I should have know better. (hehe)
I started writing, and the scenes took on a life of their own. In a good way. In a great way. The scenes really came to life. Characters I didn’t expect showed up.
It resulted in the additions bringing a lot of closure to a lot of different areas and to characters. In the end it added a little over 3500 words, and I’m thrilled about all of it. In the process, it made this book officially the longest one of the series by just a little bit.
Something unexpected appeared, though. Something I’m a little worried about mentioning here, as I know I will immediately start getting pestered about it. Yes, looking at you, Nyx, Grey, and Tobe!
Um, the additions gave me ideas for three String Weaver short stories and novelettes. EEK!
(I really shouldn’t be surprised. In a universe like this, ANYTHING can happen.)
Oh well. I’ll live with it. At least I’ll never run out of things to read. 😛
The String Weavers Book 7
Yesterday’s Revision Session: 3593
Total for Novel (Out of 100k): 104726
What is the “The Mother Hen String Weaver Project?” I’m glad you asked! Read here to find out.
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