The conversation between my two MCs at the moment feels pedantic. I cut it a bit short—my characters are headed someplace, and things are about to get hideously ugly…but at the moment, they’re talking about things that are thematic, and important, but as I wrote them felt awfully heavy-handed. S’okay. That’s the sort of thing I always end up smoothing … Continue reading →
Aleksa gets an admission from Ki that something she’d already basically figured out is true. I’m basically happy with what I got tonight. But mostly, I’m happy I got anything. The past few days, this little bit of writing has been the sum total of my accomplishments. I haven’t tracked down the source of my exhaustion, so I’m going to … Continue reading →
I came. I wrote. I wore out. If it hadn’t been dialogue, I don’t think I would have gotten that much. I’ll check in tomorrow to answer questions.
When Ki proves evasive, Aleksa proposes her on theory explaining Camel Coat, the extra head, and certain other oddities she has observed. I’m back to struggling with Aleksa’s background. I have her a professor now, but I keep leaning toward moving her back to field archeology, where she started when I came up with the story idea. Ki’s firmly established … Continue reading →
Aleksa faces her adversary/ rescuer across dinner, hoping for an explanation for the chaos that has descended on her in the past three days. I used the scene to plant some tiny teasers from her past, and a couple of little clues of things that will show up in the future. Writing went very well, and I didn’t actually want … Continue reading →
Still the weekend for me. Yay weekend. How did your writing go today? … Continue reading →
So. Today pretty much kicked me across the room. I’m looking at THE WRITING CRAFT: Motivation being about two hours long unless I can figure out some way to cut or compress it without taking out critical info. I may not be able to. Sheesh. But. Fiction. If you’re writing this weekend, how did your day go?
I’m not entirely sure I like the direction this particular scene has taken. My captive Aleksa is alone and taking steps to protect herself… but it feels a bit flat to me. Since this is the last writing night of my week, I’ll have a couple of days to ponder her direction before I pick this back up on Sunday. … Continue reading →
A light night. I haven’t been getting enough sleep, and today I’m really feeling it. So I ran with Aleksa for a bit, as—alone and for the moment safe—she’s forced to consider what’s coming after her and the possibility that her life will never be normal again. I’ll do more in that vein tomorrow. She surprised me with her response … Continue reading →
Tonight’s words flew. I reset the timer once when I had about 250, and before I could run to the end of the second ten minutes, I had 610 words. Dialogue will do that to you. My heroine is trying to pry information about her host from her protector/jailer…and he’s reluctant to talk. Fun writing night. How about you?