N is for Nearly (Done)


Tell me, readers hypothetical and not-so-hypothetical, that you have one too. A project — or more than one, I’m not picky — that is languishing in that spot. Nearly done.

Not quite there. Just nearly there.

And yet you haven’t taken it over that proverbial finish line. I definitely have those, and, in fact, one of them needs to get itself in gear for my class later tonight, because there will come the time when I am supposed to pass it around for a table read, and it would be nice to have, oh, I don’t know, a finished scene.

What’s that, reader of the hypothetical persuasion? That’s one heck of a lofty goal? Why thank you. Would you have any suggestions as to how to wrap up my scene while you’re at it? No? Thanks a lot, hypothetical reader. Thanks a lot.

I don’t know what it is with me and getting to that final, finished point. That point when you can look at it, and, with a smug sigh of self-satisfaction, say, yes, I did it.

Sometimes, not always, but sometimes, I seem to need to take a breather about ten yards shy. Why, you ask, hypothetical reader? Hmm, if I knew that, I think I’d be able to just power through.

And speaking of, it’s possible, just every-so-slightly possible, that writing this blog post possibly could have become an exercise in putting off the inevitable. Not that I’d ever do anything like that. No, that would make me a procrastinator or something.

The funny thing about it is it’s not everything. Not all of my projects languish in that “almost there” place. If that were the case, I wouldn’t have finished any books at all, and I’ve finished several. It’s only a few scattered things.

Perhaps my subconscious is trying to tell me something. Well, it should really speak up, don’t you think?

And with that, I’d say I got this post past the “nearly” and all the way to the “done.” That’s one for the day. On to two.

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