Saturday, June 19, 2010

Weekly Update & an Epiphany

It's been a slow writing week, and I think I know why...

You see, I had an epiphany this morning while reading and commenting on Amber Murphy's blog.  I don't know how this story is going to end and I'm getting really close to where the climax and denouement ought to go.  Tension building, plot twists abound, and soon all this is going to have to wrap up into a nice neat little package (with a few choice threads poking out for use in later books, of course).

That's why I'm pulling words instead of being pushed by them.  D'oh!

Once I get into a scene, I crank, but after that scene's through, I don't quite know where I'm going from here and it's like pulling teeth to get the next bit started.  =o\

Of course, I'm a firm believer that knowing the problem is half the battle to solving it.  So...  Next up on my agenda is plotting out the course for the rest of the book.  Here's hoping once I get a general idea, the floodgates will open and I'll smack this out of the park.  My goal is to have this draft in the bag by June 30.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Such is the life of a plansterer, I guess.  How are things with you?


  1. How are things? Slow, but moving in the right direction.

  2. Ah, the life of a pantser!! I hear you, B.E. Good luck with the outline and getting that puppy finished by the 30th. Sounds like you've got some enthusiasm and are raring to go! That makes all the difference.

    Great line about pushing versus pulling the words. So very true ;)

  3. Thanks for the shout out. :) And sorry I'm so behind in my reader.

    Also, don't think I have it all figured out, either. I'm still having some logistical issues, like... well, if my narrator is one of the characters in the book, he'll be referring to himself (or herself!)in the third person until he/she is revealed in the end...

    What?!?! How does THAT make sense?

    I hope you've solved a bit of your dilema. Happy pantsing!!