- What if I can't find the time to write every day?
- What if my story craps out somewhere in the middle?
- What if it doesn't crap out but I run out of steam before the end?
Another thing that's occupying my mind as we approach go time is trying to maintain a tone that I'm comfortable with. While I want to work some humor into the dialogue, much like Jack Vance and Hugh Cook, I also want to keep things from becoming too silly. Every time I picture Fenlock in the marketplace trying to swindle people it quickly becomes the Monty Python sketch where the guy goes to the office and pays to argue with John Cleese. I guess I could always balance out the humor with some frightening things. Spiders lend themselves to horror so well.