Attack of the muse – thought I might work on this chapter today and tomorrow, wound up finishing it today. Also wound up reworking some character relationships, which could make things interesting, and created some character who I hope to flesh out a lot on rewrites. And killed some characters off. I think I am kind of bloodthirsty, after all.
More scrabbling in the ruins. Writing is fun, you can do what you want. After this behemoth, though, chess, spies and Nazis will feel like a holiday.
Redefining the setting of earlier chapters through having it utterly transformed. This “organic worldbuilding” thing is definitely showing some potential. I foresee a lot of rewriting in my future, though.
So I figured out a new way to plan out bridging sections. Take a piece of paper. In one corner, write where your plot is right now, and in the opposite corner, write where you want it to end up. Then fill in the diagonal with the steps from A to B (from either direction), and branch off with the details of those steps and the questions involved. Bang, a game plan.
I seem to have a real yen for burning buildings in novels. Also some very clumsy deus ex machina that I am totally going to fix in rewrites.
Today a perfectly decent scene went pear-shaped when I realised that the villain would almost certainly have backup. So I guess things are going to go a little more roughly for our heroes than I’d thought.I’m sure they’ll get out of it, somehow.
Another day, another attack of evil ghosts. Fun fun fun.
Today – denial, guilt. And ghosts.
I really don’t have much to write here these days – turns out first-drafting isn’t very bloggable. Not sure anyone reads this, anyway. Which is fine – this is more for me than you. Sorry.
Another day, another bunch of writing. Flashback done for the moment, though I suspect I’ll have to rewrite it all eventually. Same as everything else, I guess.
Flashback time, hopefully making sense. If not, back and fix it later!