This appears to be the end of the first draft of THIS WILL GET DARK.
Leaving Maurene’s house and receiving that tiny bit of praise from Max seems to have quieted Grant’s need to keep moving.
Thank you for reading and for your constant support. I could not have done it without you.
What will happen with Max, Gary, Grant, Gil and Crystal is as unknown to you as it is to me at this point. It is entirely possible (probable in fact) that in the next draft the course of events here will change towards a greater and more definitive end.
Gil has vanished and the international machinery of the drug cartel is still in place.
I can personally think of several loose ends and holes and characters that reappear and disappear without explanation and I imagine that you have found many many more. I hope the revision process will smooth out many of these flaws.
So for now, this page a day experiment is at an end. These 261 days of writing will remain up for a month from today and then I will pull them down as I proceed with outlining and rewriting.
If I can distill this exercise down into a lesson learned it is one that is repeated endlessly and to little effect. Its a platitude that seems meaningless to the person standing at the beginning of their journey but gains significance with every step.
Create. Practice every day. The time you spend on the things you love compounds and returns to you in best possible way.
Thank you for reading.