This week I am going to write the last three chapters of my WIP. I hand-wrote one of the chapters in green ink on printer paper while I was stretching on Saturday. An idea came to me that was better than what I had previously intended to write.
I wonder if I would have had the same idea if I had written the story the week before vacation. I kind of doubt it - I was really rushed and was thinking about everything except my story.
I'm setting low expectations for myself this week - I have almost twenty hours to write. That would normally translate into ten or maybe even fifteen chapters and five loads of laundry. (Or involve a lot of staring at a blank page between loads of laundry.) This is the first week I've had this much time to write.
I just need to finish those last three chapters. Anything more than that is just extra. Extra time to edit, extra time to do research on my next story, extra time to...well...do laundry.
I might sit on my back porch in the morning sun with a cup of coffee and a pen and notebook. I have a lot of threads to close in the story. I kind of feel like sketching it out before I type it up.
I hope you all have productive weeks too. Are you trying to do more writing over the summer or giving yourself a break? Do you hesitate when you write those last few chapters?