Friday, October 29, 2010

Progress Friday

Again, progress at a standstill. Not helped by the fact that I'm still studying (and not understanding a thing about this marketing paper!). I've also run into the proverbial brick wall - not writer's block but the story needs an overhaul if I'm to continue forward sanely. I mean, nothing of what's to come in the remaining two-thirds of the book will 'gel' with the first third unless I rewrite the start and redo the heroine's GMC.

I often find that's the case for me. Because I have the book already mapped out in a fast-draft sort of way, I know I won't 'lose my way' if I rewrite now. However most of the time when I'm writing, the heroine at 30% of the WIP shows me who she really is and why she's the way she is. It's almost an aha! moment for me. This just happened with this WIP and suddenly it's all clearer and making sense to me. But it won't to my CPs, who will be reading the 'new' continuation and scratching their heads because the story takes an unexpected turn in the heroine's motivation.

So I thus see myself needing to tackle this rewrite/redo/overhaul/ironing out, whatever you wanna call it, before I can move forward. Usually once I do this on any story, the rest pretty much writes itself, thank goodness. It's just a question of finding the 'click' deal and seeing the way.

Bright weekend in perspective, though half of it will be spent studying marketing and retail distribution jargon. Sigh. But, a student's gotta do what a student's gotta do. :)

Have a great weekend, peeps!

From Mauritius with love,


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