2009 marked my first foray into the world of Romance Writing with Third Wheel. In years gone past I have written fantasy and literart fiction, but this year I decided to take an idea for a short story that I had,and see if it would translate into a 50,000 novel.
Not so much. 😦
At about 40,000 words I realised that most of the action still had to happen, and the conflict was only really building. I knew I could keep writing for another month and reach a climax at about 80,000 by new years. However when I got to about 48,000 I realised I actually wanted to finish this thing as quickly as possible. So I ran through the most important scenes, and came to my satisfactory end on November 29.
Next year, when I have a little more energy, and inclination, I will try and expand the scenes, and see if it is worth saving. But for now, it goes in the drawer to cool off, and I spend December trying to catch up with everything I have been ignoring for the last four weeks.