December 7, 2020

That novella I wrote over the summer, with that big pile of rough drafts I keep talking about? That I haven’t looked at? I finally looked at it, and there’s a reason I’ve been dragging my feet on it. It’s terrible. Slow, boring, going through the motions, no zing.

But I know how to fix it, so I’m gonna try to do that. It involves moving chapter three to the beginning, starting with the dead body instead of waiting for twenty pages to get to the dead body. Then have the characters actually work to solve the mystery instead of spending the whole thing talking about solving it. So that’s my work for the next month settled.

Sometimes this gig is very aggravating.


2 Responses to “update”

  1. David Says:

    Starting with a body always works. It opens the door for great dialog or internal monolog.

  2. Michelle Garcia Says:

    Sounds interesting. You are a gifted storyteller.
    Don’t stress the little bumps- that is where the magic lives.

    Looking forward to Questland.

    Be well.

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