"Broken Rocks" has been finished in rough draft form. It clocked in at 10,400 words and I have to say... the end both made me laugh and brought tears to my eyes. That's the sort of payoff that makes it all worth it. It's really part of the driving force that makes all writers write. When we sit down wherever we are, we know there's a story out there that needs to be discovered. We hope that we can be the ones to do it and do it well. When we get that kind of lift from the story we're writing, we know we've done it right.
Since I'm on a roll, plotting and opening scenes for the next story began this afternoon.