Friday, January 25, 2008
I didn't know I had it in me! I was lying in bed, thinking about my manuscript and where I was going with it tomorrow when all of a sudden, a rogue piece of the puzzle fell into place! I've been able to "walk away" both physically and mentally from my story these last few days, but I honestly thought it was due to working for other people: students, co-workers, my writing friends I'm critiquing. ALAS, that wasn't it at all! Something wasn't working. I had all the pieces, but the puzzle wouldn't take shape. Since my 1st turning point has turned out to be some event I thought would originally come toward the end of the book, I was trying to force other pieces in the wrong places. For those of you who don't write, I won't go into the details. Just know this. I can move on, I've listened to my hero and he's happy with the string of events as I'm planning. The first 50-60 pages of the book no longer feel contrived. It flows naturally! Okay, I need to go back to bed. More on this stroke of brilliance tomorrow. Plus, I'll let you know if it's working!