Today I worked my tush off and put in a lot of time on the story. I reread the first pages, made a ton of notes about the S/L and where to switch things over. I have a lot of “move to A/B/C etc.” notes all over the place. Entire scenes are being cut, dissected and moved. Bits and pieces are diced and sliced and reinserted.
Let Hacking Begin November 6, 2009
First after all that reading got accomplished? I worked on my new opening. It took A LONG TIME. Pretty much worked for 2 hours on 5 pages. But I have a much better start. It’s not perfect, but it is faster, more interesting, and the writing is decent.
You know what I mean by decent? Yeah. Quotation marks in the proper places, nice body tags, and a balance between white and dark space.
Now I have to manage that throughout the next 45 pages. And I better up my pace LOL or I will be writing this dang book till, oh, let’s see, 2011 give or take a year. No. It’ll get better. I’ll get the flow going on again.
It’s all in the where I write–for now it’s at the kitchen table with all my pages spread out and all the notes all over the place. It’s like seek, find, redo, and redo. I also find I must go from Scrivener to Word to work more efficiently. But this all requires lots of space for me to spread out.
But all this will be worth it when I finally finish. And I will finish.