I love it when things fall into place.
It’s like…when you’re going around not knowing how mucked up and tense your back is and you go to the chiropractor and get an adjustment, and suddenly you feel SO MUCH BETTER and you didn’t know how bad it was before until it was better.
Okay I just reread that sentence and think I need another cup of caffeine to untangle it…hope it made sense to you.
Anyway the POINT is that this weekend I did my read-through of Red, making a sweep for notes and additions per my conversation with Pot about Sawyer and filling in holes. Several awesome things happened as a result of this:
- I LOVE this book. I’m always afraid when I do a read through that I’ll find it lacking or flat or that what I intended SO did not make it on to the page. And while there are a few spots of that, overall it holds up and makes me want to dance and squee. Considering I have 58% more book to write, this is a good thing.
- I filled in some minor holes that have been hanging out in the early chapters…not like full scene holes, but details that needed to be there that my brain hadn’t wrapped itself around yet.
- And best of all, I figured out a Sawyer scene that was, up to now, a total useless blank, which is now important stuff that’s going to lead to a way more kickass midpoint (which is just around the corner…YAY). And if it means I get to imagine him shirtless, it’s for research. Shut UP, I’m not that much older…
Now I just have to tackle the SYNOPSIS. If I can write a 400 page novel, why should the SYNOPSIS freak me the heck out? Well because it’s condensing said novel into 1-2 pages. There’s always that terror that THE AWESOME CANNOT BE CONDENSED. Yeesh. I’ll just think of it as a reduction. In cooking, the reduction is all about concentrating the AWESOME of flavors into a thick, delicious…well, awesomesauce. If I figure out some secret to it, I’ll write a post about it. In the meantime, I should do some real work.