The One Weird Trick (that doesn't exist) For Finishing A Novel
Or: what I learned from trying to hammer out Books 2 and 3 of The Outside in the middle of burnout.
A week ago, right at the deadline, I handed in the full manuscript of Book 3 of the Outside series to my publisher. It will need a couple of rounds of revision like any other book, but it is a book with a beginning, middle, and end and it exists, and I'm happy with many of its elements.
This is a book that took forever and had to have its deadline extended a couple of times, and I want to talk about what that process was like.