Monday, March 10, 2008

Cool ideas

Cutting up scenes and moving them around is sooo much better when I do it on paper. I really get a better feel for where I can make changes. As a result I've come up with a total new scene for the end of Chapter 9, which will allow me to move the backstory into Chapter 10, and hopefully the whole thing will hang together better than it did before, because the timeline will be better defined. That new scene will take a small lump of exposition from where it was and expand on it so that it's no longer just exposition. Does that makes sense? Anyway, I know what I mean.

I probably won't be able to do much on it tonight but I have the changes clear in my mind and I'm jazzed about writing them. I think this will add getting on for 1000 new words which is fine. It gives me some wiggle room for a slash-and-burn campaign that has to happen.

2 comments:

Theadra Leilani said...

Slash and burn - that's good. I'm slowly cutting away things, so I don't know if it can be called slash and burn...more like scratch and smolder at this point. I'll get there...someday. : )

Nancy Beck said...

That new scene will take a small lump of exposition from where it was and expand on it so that it's no longer just exposition. Does that makes sense? Anyway, I know what I mean.

As long as you know. ;-)

Nah, I know what you mean. I cut out a POV character - all her ruminations are kaput (even though I LOVED the stuff she ruminated on). Instead, she blurts out some of her backstory to the MC - and it comes out organically in the midst of an emotional scene.

And I like the title. Sounds really neat. :-)