I’m writing the current book from a very short outline, mainly just a few characters, the setting, and the basic conflict, so I’m having to figure out a lot of stuff as I go along. This is fun, but it’s also dangerous, at least for me, because I have a tendency to think of something, go “Oh, that’s cool”, and write it without thinking it through. This often results in overcomplication, as I mentioned yesterday. It also sometimes results in prose that’s just vamping while I try to think of what should happen next, and I have to go back and take it out later. Today, though, I figured out the structure of the rest of the book and started making notes at the end of the pages I’ve already written. I do that on almost every book, think of something that needs to happen later and make a note about it right there at the end of the file so I can’t forget it. Now that I know how the plot needs to break down the rest of the way, I hope that the book will roll right along.
Today’s page count: 15. I had some non-writing issues to deal with, too.
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