Sunday, March 02, 2008

Do You See?

Over there. On the right. I'm at 50% of Danger's rough draft! Yippee! I'm so thrilled. All those days of writing 200-400 words add up.

The dead body of the heroine's friend is working today. I'm tying it into one of the turning points. Yes, I've got some kinks to work out but it's flowing. And the bad guy got a face-lift this morning. I pinned to my corkboard the new celebrity photo of my villain inspiration. (The old one was too much of a goody-goody and I was having a hard time envisioning him trying to kill the heroine.) And oh, doing this has brought so much more depth to the character. I can't wait to uncover why he is the way he is!

Remember my plan to write as much as possible during the work week and then polish and revise on the weekends? Yeah, that didn't work for me. I'm sad about that, but the day job is too overwhelming for me right now. I might try that approach again in the summer when writing is my only job.

Danger is (as you can see) coming along. I've got another writing plan for the 2nd half of the book's rough draft. I'm going to focus on the turning points first. Those have been pretty clear to me since I first started writing this manuscript. Their position has changed in the story and may still continue to change, but the actual events are pretty much decided. Rather than worry about getting from one turning point to the other, for now I'm going to write those scenes and then try to tackle the Big Black Moment. My theory this time is that once those are written, it should be "easier" to map what happens in between. Lately I've been writing in random thoughts. Now it's time to get serious, get organized. As usual, feel free to check back and see if this theory is working. Wish me luck!

Update:
Sunday word count: 834
Total Lenten Charity amount: $10.60

9 comments:

Rhea said...

Good luck with your book!!

I see from your profile you like writing. I have a six-word writing challenge on my website right now. Check it out if you're interested.

http://rheahollan.blogspot.com/

Lexi said...

Thanks, Rhea! I can't believe how well it's flowing right now! And a new hero for another book is also edging into my brain.

Your writing challenge sounds like fun. I'll have to think about my answer for a while, though.

Lexi said...

Um, I mean the answer to your six-word writing challenge, not whether I'll check it out or not! :)~

Jean said...

Good Luck my friend... I lost my full time job and I'm working my once part time job full time until I find something that pays more. I have an interview this Thursday somewhere I've been trying to get into for what seems like forever. I'll keep you informed :-).

Lexi said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jean. Good luck with the interview!

Kelly Boyce said...

Way to go!! I'm still struggling through revisions but I'm determined. I think I might take a day off work to try and play catch up on the word count and really get into this middle patch that is kicking my butt.

Keep up the good work!

Bonnie Ferguson said...

Woo Hoo, Lexi! That's great! :)

Lexi said...

Kelly, I've got 3 personal days left to take this year. I'm saving them for the last quarter of the school year and hoping maybe I'll do some writer things with those days!

Lexi said...

Thanks, Bonnie!