Saturday, October 10, 2009
Current Project:THE BABY'S BODYGUARD
Hey, everyone, how are you on this chilly October morning? Have you had a chance to enjoy the harvest moon that's been keeping night owls company this week? I love this time of year. Spring and fall are the seasons of transitions and are my favorite. It is a proven fact that winter and summer, while occupying the same calendar space as spring and fall, are actually three times longer! No, really. You pay attention, you'll see.
I have not plowed through dozens of pages. I've advanced a mere 20 but that's okay as I reached a part of the synopsis that was fuzzy to say the least. Figured a few things out and for today, at least, know where I'm going and kind of how to get there. I anticipate ten pages today, and then there's more fuzziness to figure out. And so it goes. But I am in the second half of the book now and I think I have recognized a pattern. First three chapters tend to roll along with much enthusiasm as the plot unfolds and the proposal is readied for for editor acceptance. Then come the pages of the second quadrant and things begin to get tricky, pacing is inevitably a problem. Now I'm in the third quadrant and this is a time where the end is being set up, where facts are being discovered and the mystery expanded. It's tough going, too, but it's a little smoother for me. Lastly, will come the conclusion and the book I thought I would never get written suddenly is too long and need editing. Happens every time.
New goal -- I'd like to see page 200 by next weekend. Your turn.