I'm working on the final climax and ending of my first book. This is really exciting and yet scary. I've come so far. Will I screw it up now? Will I try too hard and then the ending will be flat and boring?
I've been in a slump lately, but I took the week off from my day job and it did wonders for my writing! I also met with a critique partner and that helped focus me on how and when to end my book (because it will be a series). Now, I know what I have to do to birth this baby (OK, that is extreme).
I'm feeling ambitious tonight, so I am going to give myself a challenge. My goal is to get the first draft of The Library Chronicles: The Guardians done by summer's end! Whew! I posted that..for the world to see. Hold me to it! It's going to be an interesting summer.
I'll leave you with this rough excerpt from my book. This portion takes place in the library.
One evening, Emily sat at Mr. Blankard’s office desk, reordering the words, trying to make sense of them, when she heard a loud clunk upstairs, followed by a quick movement. Whatever or whoever it was was heading downstairs. She grabbed the only weapon at her disposal, a long black umbrella. Most of the library lights were off so she could hardly see, but someone was running down the stairs. Emily saw the intruder first and smashed the umbrella upside his head. He howled and grabbed his left ear. Emily screamed.
“What are you doing here?” they both yelled in unison.
Mr. Blankard yanked the umbrella from Emily and quickly strode into his office and began to grab the books.
Emily was speechless for a moment. Mr. Blankard had been gone for two weeks. Where had he been? How did he get upstairs? What was going on?
Have a wonderful and safe Independence Day, my friends!