Current word count: 108, 275
Current page count: 386
So I am definitely writing (mostly copy/ pasting) toward the end of draft 3 and I am sliding into my typical end-of-the-freaking-story behavior. I am copying and pasting scenes from the second draft in, because they fit, but instead of going through them and correcting them, fixing them up, I’m just leaving them there with minor corrections.
Why do I get so freaking lazy toward the end of a book?
This has happened with every book I’ve written, resulting in a hell of a lot of work after the draft is over and a really sucky last third of the book. And I don’t want it to happen this time. I mean, I’m definitely heading toward 4th draftville after this, but I don’t want 4th draft to be as rewriting heavy as this 3rd one has been.
Basically, I need this part to build to the climax and then end. That’s it. Yet I can’t seem to get my brain to agree with my logic and actually do it. I used to think it’s because I get tired by the characters and the story at this point, but I don’t think it’s necessarily tiredness. I’ve been working on some form of this story for, like, two years?
Does anybody else come across end of the book laziness?