Almost done, now. Chapter 12 went well, I think. Got it done before lunch, even! Twitter being almost totally useless may have been a contributing factor; it wasn’t there to distract me or allow me to procrastinate. I think The Mountain Goats’ The Life of the World To Come has also helped, as I’ve been streaming it continuously from colbertnation.com since some time yesterday, as I write. May have to buy that one.
One more chapter to go, then I ought to write Appendix Z. I’d meant to write Appendix Z before starting work on the novel, but … didn’t. Lucky for me, I already know what I mean by ‘zombie’ for this universe. Chapter 13 might be a little harder to write, it’s basically just Melvin Spall by himself again, thinking, but I should be able to bang it out before the end of the day. Then if I get the rest of my sh!t together, I can register an ISBN or 3 for it, apply for a PCN, and work on proofreading it & getting it ready for print.
It took me a little over two weeks two write this one. There are three weeks left in October. Have to decide whether to try writing another book before NaNoWriMo or not. And whether to do something like this again, posting it as I write it, or to write it “in secret” until it’s done. A lot of people have said they don’t like reading a book before it’s finished & are waiting to read Cheating, Death. Well, it’s an experiment. Maybe that’s the result. Anyway, time for lunch, then on to the final chapter.