48,213 words in OPH II, and I’m just getting into “Act Three.” What this means, as far as my writing goes, is that I’ve got all the ducks in a row and all the game pieces where I want them to be, and now it’s time to hit that first domino and roll that first snowball down the mountain and mix the hell out of my metaphors, because stuff is about to hit the fan and it ain’t gonna stop until the story is over. Remember the part in OPH I when Josh found Deep Six’s frozen body? Remember how fast everything moved after that? This scene has absolutely nothing in common with that one, except that Josh is in it, and it has about the same significance to the end of the book.
Want to read a little bit of that scene?
“He wants to boost his own power,” Annie said.
“He wants to give himself EVERY power,” Animan said.
“He wants to become God,” Black Flame said.
“Could you go over that one more time?” Morrie said.
I just shook my head. “This is really, really bad.”
Then it got worse.