Sunday, August 23, 2009
My week of staycation is coming to an end. Still have lots to do in the new book. I'm better than half way through the writing, but there is a lot of editing already waiting for me. A first draft is often a very detailed outline for me. I like to get it all down, but often leave out critical details. Pushing forward, I'm finding some of those details that need to be inserted/ corrected. Working on a major plot point right now, and I've been procrastinating to make sure I get it right. The closer I am to what I want it to be, the easier it is to edit later. I've also noticed that some of my characterizations and themes have fallen out somewhat in an effort to get the story down. I'll need to insert a few more of those fun little bits, although this story has a bit more pop culture to it, so I'm concerned about borrowing rights to songs and lyrics and other pieces of trivia that have woven their way into the story.
So much for procrastination. It's time to eat some lunch (or is that procrastinating again) and then I have another chapter to complete!