How It’s Going . . .
Well, I’m about 41,000 words into my novel, Darlington, with about 26 days to go for my self-appointed first draft deadline (Aug. 20). That’s a little over 1,000 words a day. So far I’ve been able to keep that pace up by writing both late at night and in the early morning. I have to admit, though, the writing at night is tough. I write for about five minutes then doze off, write, doze, write, doze, and so on for a good hour. But somehow I’ve been able to keep my train of thought and put out some pretty intense scenes. In fact, I just got done writing a scene that is very intense and I’ll have to deliberate with my editor on whether it fits neatly into place or not.
Also, I’m trying something new with this novel, a technique for speeding things up and keeping the story racing along. I’m . . . ha! you thought I was going to tell you, didn’t you. You’ll have to wait for the book to be published to find out what it is. I know, that’s terrible, but suspense is what it’s all about, right?
Oh, one more thing, I just got an idea this morning to add scenes from a certain character’s point of view. This will help develop that character a little better and should up the ante when it comes time for the climax.