"You know my methods," Holmes said to Watson. And anyone who's read my posts or comments in blogland knows that I believe firmly in the outlining method, of doing pre-production work and Knowing My Story before I begin to write. Knowing my story means, more than anything else, knowing how the story ends. I need to work toward something, to write at a goal, so I know where I'm going and how to tell the story.
All of which is to say, after a great lot of dithering I have at last figured out how my next book ends, and I've written the last page of it. Just this afternoon, over lunch. I had an image in my head and I wrote it down; yes I did, you boys. Now I have the first page and the last page and all I have to do is fill in the lengthy middle bits. How hard can that be? I've already got 1500 words; I just need to come up with 98,500 more. Piece of cake.
Working title of brand-new work-in-progress: The Factory.