Thursday Epiphany: Creative changes
Ch ch ch changes! MyProWriMo is being called on the account of creativity. Yes, odd. I haven't had time to post because my brain has been busy - working on the story, writing in my head, talking through ideas with hubby, writing and editing. I won't feel guilty about not posting everyday because I'm making progress, albeit slow progress. I feel like we're in the second honeymoon phase. My writing relationship has gone from glowing to comfort and now we've rediscovered each other and can't get enough. *grin*
Once I started typing up revised chapter one, it took longer than expected. Ideas and epiphanies, hubby putting in his two cents worth, more changes until I decided it was time to move forward. I can always go back and do another pass. Currently on chapter two, going back and forth with the characters and myself about which clues to drop now or hold on for later. How much detail do I go into. I don't want to dump any backstory, so dribbling it out bit by bit. How else will anyone know what is going on in the heads of my main characters.
I can see now why some writers do several passes, looking at dialogue, senses, description, and setting. Each time I reread, more of the picture pops out. Like painting a picture, going with broad brush strokes, working with light and shadow, putting in the fine details, dabbing bits here and there. The vision in my head doesn't always match what comes out on paper. But that isn't a bad thing.
So posting is going to be a bit sporadic. I'll try to put up something at least once a week. I still have book reviews to do. I finished A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin which was simply amazing. I'm enjoying delving into historical fiction more so than detective stories these days. At least they don't compete with the story in my head.