Wednesday, August 3, 2011
A whole week has passed since I last posted. A week where I have worked hard at getting my Blackbird manuscript into shape. I've juggled with the time line; had scenes that were set in winter that I've had to change to summer, deliberated over which scenes are important and which can go. Said good bye to a couple of characters and stepped up the importance of others. And I've blended a few scenes together too. They have been the most fun. Upping the tension and drama, moving the story along at a much better pace.
Last night I finished writing out the new plan on a time line then wrote a post-it note for every scene. I found when I was doing NaNo last year that this is what works for me. I stick the post-it note on the wall in front of me and write that scene and nothing but that scene.
Now I have to knuckle down and write. I haven't got as much free time as when I did NaNo, but I am determined to get this story finished.
Today's scene involves a ride into town, the surprise purchase of something very special, then finishes with a heart stopping episode.