But I'm terrified.
100%, heart-pumping, turn-and-run-the-other-way... terrified.
I'm finishing up the last scene I have to write from scratch and technically, I'm only about 2,000 words away from completion. I have a few smoothing over things to do with the chapters that follow, but I've been working on them, too.
That's all that stands between me and my first draft.
I've had the scene in my head for months, but I've avoided it like the plague. I'd like to say it was all for the sake of keeping my alpha and betas in the dark. But really, I think I've been scared all along. Scared to finish that last little bit.
Am I the only bizarre one who feels this way?
It's like knowing you're coming up on your due date and at a certain point, that kid inside you will be coming out. There's not a damn thing you can do to stop that process. It's gonna happen.
The good news is, now that I know, I can embrace the fear. Use it to my advantage in this final scene and sprint to the finish line.
"You don't get to the finish line and quit. That's when you finish strong."
So that's exactly what I intend on doing. Swallowing down this fear, finishing up the 1st draft and meeting that goddamn deadline.
See you on the other side. ;)