How are all those NaNoWriMo's out there doing? Everybody hitting their word count?
For those not doing NaNo this year, how are the WIP's? Revising? Editing? Finishing up that painful first draft?
My WIP is going well, the first chapter has been handed off to an alpha reader, and I'm hard at work trying to shape the ending. Urgh, the ending. My lovely characters always seem to get particularly prickly toward the ending of my first drafts. They think it's funny to snicker and pass secrets amongst themselves instead of moving the story forward. They know where it's going, I know where it's going, but they're like a pack of three-year-olds who have decided they don't want to do something.
Sometimes I tell them, "You are as bad as Super Spawn! Get off your butt!" But they just laugh at me. It's a game.
I've got one chapter left to finish up the WIP, and get the ending where I want it. One chapter. And my characters turn toddler. *headdesk*
Do you guys have these kinds of problems? I had lunch with a writer friend (who writes adult fiction) on Saturday and we talked about this. She said it's the same for her, the endings are always the hardest to write. So I wanna know what you think, lovelies. Weigh in!