Saturday, November 07, 2009
SATURDAY CHECK-IN/NANO UPDATE
Current Project:The Baby's Bodyguard
Status: last chapter
Welcome updaters and Nanoers alike. Hope your past week was productive and satisfying.
You know how when you write a book you have a last chapter in mind, a last scene, say? That's how I do it, anyway. I write forward knowing where I want to end. It's like completing a gymnast move, it's the dismount. No matter how brilliantly you twist and turn in the air, it's how you hit the floor that will make or break you.
That's where I am -- only this week I realized the last two scenes I had planned for the ending weren't really going to work and that leaves me with one week to think of a better way. I also need to figure out who was responsible for each act inside the book -- there is more than one bad guy and truthfully (I can't believe I'm admitting this), I am not entirely sure who did what. I need to write it all down and make sure it fits and I need to do that before I go on. This book has been an interesting learning experience.
So, how is it going with you? I know we're all hoping our Nanoers will check in with an update but there are many of us with other kinds of goals, as well. It looks like a yukky day out there, a perfect day for writing. Have fun!