I tried to go to work today. Really I did. But after a night of constant rain (reported to b 140mm) I was very doubtful that I’d make it to work.
This is what I saw:
I was back home within five minutes.
According to the Bureau of Meterology, this is moderate flooding. Only moderate? I hope I never see major flooding.
The rain has stopped for the moment, but that’s no guarantee that it won’t start again, and it will take a while for the water to subside. Meanwhile north Bellingen is being evacuated.
So now the day is stretching out in front of me and I better make the most of a bonus day off (especially as I worked all weekend).
I have writing dates set up for this evening and I think I’m only 3 chapters or so from the end of Reality Check so I might put in an extra push today – see how far I get.
115,570 / 125,000
Dylan has just been busted by Genevieve emerging from Kirsty’s bedroom naked, when he thought they were alone in the house – he’s going to have to do some fast talking now.
Hehe! It’s all coming together, the storylines, plots and sub-plots are converging, and I can see the end. This is the first time in a long time that I haven’t written the final scene of the novel when I’ve reached the two-thirds mark. Perhaps that is because I outlined it before I began writing, so I’ve always known exactly where it’s been heading. There’s still a gap in the middle which I’ll have to go back and fill, along with cutting out the ‘Gypsy’ musical story thread.
Other possiblities for the day: critique, edit chapter 5 of Making the Cut, update the Nambucca Valley Writers group blog, cut out words from magazines to create erotica collage poetry, watch a movie – maybe Juno – see, with a creative mind, there is never a chance of having nothing to do or getting bored.
See you when the floods subside.