I keep thinking...I'm so close....so close. And then life stuff happens and I can't work on it and then I try not to panic but then I have to re orient myself and then I think...I'm so close...so close. Lord willing, and I'm praying He is, I'm going to finished all the writing tomorrow so I can start final edits on Tuesday.
I've been working on this thing for 3 years. Yes, that long. Yes, I get more done the closer I get to deadline. Everyone does. My goal has always been to write a mystery party game that didn't surprise you with knowledge in the 3rd act that you were questioned about in the 1st act. My friends hate that. You get accused of something and you're staring at your sheet going....um...I got nothing guys. Then suddenly in the third act you have to recant and throw up your hands because apparently you do like to wear women's underwear, who knew. Why can't you just tell everyone everything about their character? This would be tons easier if I just kept the party size small or if I decided to stick to one scenario but I hate doing things easy. I think I am allergic to two things. The easy way and the word "no". If the Mystery game was tomorrow, I'd probably be fine. Sure, there would be some typos and I'd be stressed out in preparation but you know what. I'm going to be stressed out in preparation whether all my ducks are in a row or not so I really do need to stop stressing.
I've got minor characters left to do...and since I'm asking for the major characters to get picked first...I'm kinda hoping none of the minor characters gets chosen but I have to be prepared in case they do. Then I can start on the list of post in notes of things I need to double check and get in order for the actual event. Some of it's just stuff I want to redo cause I think it's lame and I want to redo it, not cause it needs it. I've added two new things that aren't necessary at all but I think will add to a portion of the evening that people may not even catch.
I'm looking forward to seeing if I'm as smart as I think I am. I'm going to challenge people to out think me. I've had years to plan the steps and they've got a few hours....I feel very mad scientist about it!
I know I've been talking about it a lot. It's been consuming a big part of my brain....and walls and computer and dry erase boards and garage ;) I've got 20 peoples lives to hold in my head. Pretty soon I can start wrapping this up and that will be a happy day. Still stressful, but happy.