I came to a realization today: I’m very nearly where I wanted to be.
Writing: Spring Rains
I ran into a small snag today. In the book, Victor Storm is taking a philosophy class, and for some reason it did not occur to me to map out the flow of that class. Today I did, and unfortunately because the events of the class directly tie to the plot of the story, I could not think of a good way of skipping any scenes involving the class periods. I changed the class from twice week to once per week, but that still leaves about 15 class scenes. That’s about double what I intended. I’ll have to figure something out, but this book is getting much bigger than I originally intended.
My work lately has involved many different types of scenes. I’ve come to recognize them as a key element of the story, and this has gotten me wondering if anyone has ideas that might help me make mine better. So, this morning I stopped at the Phoenix Public Library to borrow some books on writing scenes. I haven’t read them yet, but I gave them a superficial skimming, and good news: I can certainly get better, but I haven’t been substantially lacking. Full speed ahead!
In the afternoon, I went to my weekly entrepreneurial meeting. There, after I had recapped my week and talked about my plans for next week, I realized that I am on the cusp of the writing life I designed for myself: Daily schedule of writing (80%) and business (20%), weekly schedule of a different business task focus every weekday, weekly promotions and progress, monthly results, quarterly plans, and so on. I think it’s a great way of turning the art of writing into the business of writing. And I don’t think there’s any way it can fail.
- Fiction new words: 1000
- Weblog new words: 300
- Covers designed: 0
Better every day.