Then Wednesday happened.
On Wednesday, it appeared as though everything was on the verge of falling apart on both ends of our move. Our buyers weren't buying and our sellers weren't selling. I, of course, dealt with it with my trademark rationality and maturity, and woke up on Thursday morning resigned to the knowledge that not only we were starting over at Square One, but that I was also going to have to go back to The Store and ask for my job back.
But then...we didn't.
I'm still not quite sure how it happened, but deals on both sides were pulled from the fire and beaten with a blanket until the flames had been extinguished, and now things are (PLEASE DON'T LET ME BE TEMPTING FATE) back on track.
The last day for our buyer to back out is Wednesday, which means between now and then, I shall look like this:
In order to help distract me, I am starting work on Part Three of Second Nature. That's right—I said Part Three. That's not a typo, either. Some time Friday morning, I managed to eek out those last two scenes that I told you about last time. Yesterday, I briefly considered adding a new scene to Part Two, but have tabled that idea for the moment, leaving me free to tinker with Part Three.
I know how it starts, and I have an idea of the Big Events leading up to the end. I just...I haven't quite figured out the middle. It's just a hazy thought bubble at the moment. I'm hoping that if I start writing from the beginning (of Part Three) that the characters and I will discover what's going to happen together.
Or, we'll just stare at each other all day until I give up and go pack something. Mindless manual labor is often good for the story process. (That's one of the reasons why I was at The Store so long. Well, that and my OCD, control freak tendencies)
And I know I said in my last post, I would be taking a writing hiatus after the completion of Part Two, but I really need a distraction. I think the hiatus can wait.
On that note, I'm out of here. Hope all y'all (my Florida realtor is teaching me to speak southern) are having a great Monday. Thanks for stopping by!