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Sadistic Workings of My Muse

September 23, 2016
Posted at 4:17 pm

So there I was, lying in bed, trying to get to sleep for work in the morning when all of the sudden the end of In the Darkness Falling plays out in my mind in exquisite detail. Not the climax but the after-action stuff that ties a novel up. Needless to say, I was almost a zombie the next day at work but I had enough wherewithal to start writing it down before I lost it. Why do I tell you this? Because I was planning to try to wrap up Chapter 13 this past week to ready for an end of the month posting and instead I have been working on what will become either the last chapter or another part of the epilogue. My bloody Muse seems to be giving me inspiration at both ends of this one and I find myself writing towards the middle. This has never happened to me and I find it rather frustrating. What does this mean for you? It means I might be a few days late posting Chapter 13. Given how things are playing out in the storyline and how the ending is shaping up, I am thinking we will have another three or four chapters plus the epilogue. I know I have already said this either in another post or elsewhere, but brace yourselves for a rather tumultuous ending for this one. I don't usually like foreshadowing, but I felt some warning was warranted.

Hopefully I will get back on Chapter 13 this week or early next and you can look forward to that late this month or as early next month as I can get it edited. For those in the mood to propitiate my Muse, you might ask her to stop this bookend inspiration nonsense and keep it chronological. By the way, with the end of In the Darkness Falling I will get back to Future Distorted and Anomaly of the Fates before starting on the sequel to ItDF. Barring, of course, intervention by my contrary muse.