I’ve been a good writer, but it really hurt

All righty. I’m on track for the better direction. Actually, that would be, a direction since until a couple of days ago I had only a very vague sense of direction. First, I stopped futzing around. Then I worked on my outline so that I was clear on what was happening in the chapters I have so far, and I added the skeleton of what I need to write. That way I can keep track.

Then, I went to the chapters and moved the bits around until they were where I needed them to be. Then I fixed the egregious discontinuities that resulted. Next, I looked at and deleted all the chapters (there were 10 of them) that were the result of work on the previous draft. I marked the ones I know have bits I’ll need. The result? -8 words which is really not so bad.

The 10 deleted chapters don’t count, since I removed them from my master document ages ago. I just hadn’t decided on a direction so I wasn’t comfortable moving them to the dead files section. But now I am and now I’m in a position to fix more stuff all the while going forward.

And now I’m going to bed. Ah, sleep. You are my favorite muse.


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2 Responses to “I’ve been a good writer, but it really hurt”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading ‘Lord Ruin’ and would be estatic if you would give me more tidbits on the direction you will be taking with Emily and Devon. They are so very interesting, so much so in fact, I kind of forgot about Ruan and Anne! Their banter and snark is as natural as it is a delight to read!

    -trish (http://irvine-selphie.livejournal.com/)

  2. Carolyn says:

    Thanks Trish! I’m so glad you enjoyed Lord Ruin. Boy, I really hope I’ll be able to write the sequels I wanted to. Right now, there’s nothing definite, I’m sorry to say.