Not enough of it novel, but the novel is making progress. I’m very excited about the method I’m using, and though I’m frustrated to not be racking up the word count, I am developing the story and have physical proof of it. Things nag me, I figure them out and fix them and it doesn’t matter where in the story they are.
If I’d attacked this like a short story and found my problems sometimes after finishing an entire piece I could potentially have wasted hours and days of writing and tens of thousands of words. I am very much a story grower with rough drafts usually being smaller than final drafts and a bit of pruning in the middle of the process. So this method of having the story as a fully developed embryo before I start telling it in words is very appealing to me.
A lot of brain power is going into this, hence the not posting. I also had a paying gig a couple weeks ago, and one right now.
I think, for now, comments are working. I’ve been very bugged by it, which may be another reason I wasn’t writing. Yeah, I thought it was solved too, but it mysteriously stopped and has just as mysteriously started again. So we’ll cross our toes and fingers. I’m going to have to figure out how to crosspost this stuff to facebook or something.
So what about fiction friday? Well, you know what? An entire story line that you saw here is wiped out. No longer necessary or existing within the universe. And I’m very excited about it because doing that thing differently has solved some problems.