There’s the word.
There’s the right word.
And then, there are 361 right words that bring in a character for Book 5 that ties in tightly with what my main character just discovered about her grandmother’s secret activities, and how they affect her town… and her world.
Today did not go quickly. The words did not flow, and they did not fly.
They had to be chipped a few at a time out of the unyielding details behind what I knew I needed, and lots of them got tossed as I fought for the way to get this one very important scene right.
I managed to build the foundation for it, but the plot of this particular book depends on this particular scene. So I’ll come back at it Monday, fresh from a weekend away from words, and take another shot.
I have to walk away now, because Tom Vetter and James Husum and the guy who built a plugin we need are about to do critical website stuff, and I need to be there for that.
I got words, though. And the ones I kept were good ones.
I had a revelation this morning. NONE of these Ohio Novels can be numbered. The series has to be “pick up and start from anywhere.”
And I spent some time figuring out what I’ll have to do in the revisions of all five books at once <shudder> to make that happen. I think I know how to do it with minimal fuss.
Just wish I’d written the first four as stand-alones from the beginning.
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