Bonfire Night* has been and gone with the first real frost of winter. We even had snow!
Goals: Finish writing the first draft of one incomplete novel (Project RC).
Notes: Three thousand words on Saturday to finish off a short story I started in May, and another five thousand editing Project RC. The total wordcount is now running at 87K and I’m sure it will hit 100K when I’m done.
I don’t mind. It will be whatever length is needed in order to tell the story.
I have a couple of major plot twists to add and a few more character-defining moments. Having split the three strands of the story into separate volumes within Scrivener and renumbered the chapters, I can see that if I want to maintain three strands, all three must carry equal weight. I can’t expect readers to remember – or care – about a character and a situation they read about four chapters before unless there is a good reason to care about it all. More work required, methinks.
Anyhoo, the PK novel I wrote during a previous ROW80 has come back from first readers with approval (and a request for more). That’s 2013 sorted out then…
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*(Bonfire Night. Look it up on Wikipedia. We Brits do strange historical things, y’know. ).