Musings

Update and a Midweek Belly Laugh

Well after opening my big mouth to talk about my fabulous productivity on Monday, yesterday was a massive fail on the writing front.  I was shooting for 800 words, wound up with 220.  Ick.  I wrestled with it all day long trying to figure out a small but crucial detail of this next scene (that affects the beginning and how the rest of the scene goes).  About 8 last night I realized it was because there is a concept of this world that’s very important to the scene that I’d never said anything about.  Ever.  So technically I was facing an explanation of some magnitude which would totally slow down the pacing of a scene that should be pretty urgent.  (This was largely because I hadn’t made up my mind about that detail until I got to this scene).

The solution: go back and seed it earlier.  I did a bit of that last night, though not to my satisfaction.  At the moment there are 3 or 4 lines in assorted prior scenes that stick out like sore thumbs.  And they can stay that way until the revision.

In any event, I hope to pick things up again today and get rolling on this next scene.

Your Midweek Belly Laugh (which I realize I have not posted in weeks) is provided by Kerry Allen, who presents Episode 2 of Pirpires of the Cacaobean: Curse of the Peanut Butter Cup (Part 2: All’s Well That Ends My Way). Vampire pirates and snark.  What more can you ask for?

Episode 1 can be found here.

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