Saturday, 23 August 2008
The End is (sort of) Nigh
I'm probably about ten to fifteen thousand words off completing the first draft of the novel, and about eight to ten from a completed version of the PhD. One thing I've noticed with both is that I've actually been slowing down as I get near the end. I don't think that's lack of interest as the initial rush peters out, because I was there with the PhD two years ago. Instead, I think I'm actually slowing down because I'm sorry to see the end of things I've been putting so much effort into. I know that I've been putting in the work in order to get to the end, but the thought of actually reaching it creates sudden thoughts of a big blank, unplanned space after it.