Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Last Mile

You know that feeling you get when you've been in the car for hours and hours, and you're about half an hour from your destination?

When you've studied your brains out, and you wake up with butterflies on exam day?

Painted a whole bedroom and have come down to just the trim?

Climbed the sand dune between you and the ocean, ignoring your protesting muscles and joints, and have nearly reached the summit - so close you can taste salt on your lips and the sound of the surf is thundering in your ears?

Dirt (the WIP) has reached its 395th page, and nearly 115,000 words...

...the monster has been revealed, evil momentarily has the upper hand, murder's been committed, kisses have been stolen, the storm has come and gone and left a wet, ominous silence punctuated only by the occasional rumble of distant thunder out past the horizon...

...the hero has gone off to slay the proverbial dragon, and we don't know yet whether he'll live or die...

...we're nearly there now, kids. Hang on now; this last part might get bumpy.

22 comments:

Sophia said...

Congratulations on the amazing progress and good luck with the last round of wordiness!
- Sophia.

cassandrajade said...

Congratulations. You must be feeling so good right now. Wishing you the best of luck with the home stretch.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Congratulations, for getting this far.
All the best for completing the race.

Piedmont Writer said...

C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, you can do it, you're almost there. I can see it, those big bold words -- The End. I'm pulling for you.

Wendy Ramer said...

Soooo enticing. Now you've just got to cross the finish line and bust through the ribbon so we can all read this great story some day soon!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

What an exciting moment! Write on!! Best of luck with it :)

Will Burke said...

Now put Queen "We Are the Champoins" on and cross that line!

JLStratton said...

Ok, I'm excited for you. Now, you've peeked my interest and I can't wait until the day I can read the story!

Congratulations to you. Keep running through that ribbon at the finish line!

Laura Marcella said...

YES, I know how all those things feel! Good luck and have fun getting to that finish line! :)

Dawn said...

Woot! That's awesome, B. Sending you good "finish-the-damn-thing" vibes.

B. Miller said...

*straps on running shoes, gears up MP3 player, grabs water bottle*

THANKS, guys! Y'all are awesome cheerleaders!! :D

Falen said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats!

And i love me some long road trips.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

They say the last mile is the longest and you have shown how true this is. well done an excellent read.

Yvonne.

Watery Tart said...

You gave me chills! Especially the storm that has just passed, leaving only the distant thunder. It's SO EXCITING to be so close! I am putting the cyber champagne on ice for the celebration that is coming soon!

hampshireflyer said...

*So* nearly there! Congrats and keep going :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Keep going! Victory is in sight.

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on almost finishing! What an accomplishment!

B. Miller said...

Thank you so much guys! I wrote over 4000 words this morning and am within 10-15 pages of finishing! WHOOO!! Don't worry, you'll know when it's done...

...at this rate, most of the frickin free world will know, 'cause of the celebrations going on... LOL!!!

Jemi Fraser said...

You're at the best part! Congrats - that's an awesome feeling :)

Ellie said...

Incredible feeling; I can only imagine! The sweat n' tears are paying off! Getting across the finish line, now that it is insight, will inspire you to motor through!

Nishant said...

Congratulations.
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Raquel Byrnes said...

Almost there...keep your eye on the goal.

Congrats!