Getting down to the wire. 45,000 words written. Two more days to go. It's going to be tough, but I can do this.
Here's something I posted on Facebook a while back that you might get a kick out of.
Things that only happen to writers: Having to tell your villain he's being demoted.
"Sorry, but I'm going to have to turn you into the assistant villain. One of the side characters has turned out more interesting than you and has more compelling reasons to do what she does."
"Come on, give me another chance!"
"I've tried, but I just can't make you anything but bland and unmotivated. The most interesting thing I can think of about you is that you don't play golf. You gotta admit that's pretty weak sauce. You're like an evil Commander Chakotay."
"Weren't you going to give me an old war wound or something?"
"Yeah, but somebody else already had one of those and I didn't want to create a situation like in the first season of Legend of Korra where it seemed like everybody's parents were killed by firebenders."
"You realize this means three of your main characters and the villain are all female? This is turning into chick lit. Do you even know how to write chick lit?"
"That's just how it turned out, okay? I'm not going to throw in a bunch of random dudes just to maintain the gender balance."