Here’s how I’m finishing this book:
1. Tuning out distractions with earbuds playing the sounds of grackles layered over forest rain if I’m writing during daylight hours, spaceship sounds or celestial white noise if writing after sunset.
2. Wildly crossing through big chunks of hardcopy notes I’ve been carrying around with my laptop for six months.
3. Rereading a lot of UNQUIET.
4. Gushing new words with hardly any editing. Not my normal thing. It will mean lots of rewriting later on the last 25% of this book. That’s okay. I see the end. I need to run for it.
If my outline holds true, I’m four chapters from the end. Cover art is also in progress.
Here is a shot I took of a real, non-YouTube grackle hanging out in my yard.
Progress of UNBROKEN
First draft: In progress (85,920 words, about 86% complete)
My revisions: Not started
Editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: First drafts due in 14 days