To the untrained eye, these brightly colored index cards may look like a kid’s game, or recipe cards, or Hans’s med. school flashcards. Nope. They are the condensed version of my novel. Kristen’s novel a la Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup. At this point, they represent what I have accomplished and what I have left to do. Each card represents a chapter of the story. Look carefully: there are only two blank index cards: chapter 19 and the epilogue! I’m almost there! (Well, I’m almost at the end of draft 1.)
It’s stopped raining, the sun is shining, the sky is a brilliant blue and the highs are in the low 70s today. But I’m staying inside. Writing chapter 19 and the epilogue–finishing the story!