I haven’t exactly been whistling while I’ve worked, but that may be because I’m too focused on actually working. I am so close that I can almost taste it, and it tastes like Apple Pie a la Mode and Triumph.
Delicious, delicious triumph.
Having a very, very basic outline of where things are going is helpful, but I’m not letting that stop things from develop the way they absolutely should. It is nice to know where you want to end up, but I try to let my characters have a lot of say in how they get there. After all, I’m merely the writer. They know themselves better than I do.
Annnd, if I haven’t scared you all off by that little glimpse into my writing process, I will continue by saying that I am loving every minute of this, and am looking forward to my next big undertaking. Though, maybe, I won’t work with such a tight deadline.