My internet service is out, so I rested.
No, really. My service is down, but alas, I’m not resting. I’m going to try to keep it short today since I’m using my Verision card to get internet service, and it’s really slow out here.
It’s about day five of the plotting/outlining stage of the next Hollows book, and I’ve got my 13 page synopsis broken into ten chapters so far. Hopefully I’ll finish the chapter breakdown today, and can start on the actual writing tomorrow. (whoo-hoo! I’ve got to catch up with you guys doing the NaNoWriMo!)
So far, while using my character grid, I’ve found that I’ve got a slow spot, and I moved some things around to quicken it up. I also named a new character, learned a few things about him, and Rachel has told me she likes him better than the guy I thought she’d be interested in. He kind of likes her, too, or maybe he just likes the way she makes him feel. (Be smart, Rachel.) I’ve also learned what the story is about besides solving the crime and settling the love interest. (By the way, it’s not settled.) What I’m talking about here is the character growth, I suppose. And without character growth, not only would the story be stale, but I’d be bored to tears writing it.
So today, I know what inner demon Rachel is going to slay this book–or at least come to terms with, and can work it in even at this early stage. Previous demons? Trust, adrenaline, her sexuality, independence. That I’ve realized it this soon is good. Sometimes I don’t see it until the end of the book, which goes to prove that I’m still learning my craft. Thank all that is holy.
Tomorrow I’ll have a picture of the cover of the next Madison book, EARLY TO DEATH, EARLY TO RISE. I’d give it to you now, but my connection is way to slow. It’s beautiful!!!
P.S. Puppies are okay. They have a virus of some sort which is aggravating their throats. Because they are kenneled often, they were previously immunized for kennel cough, but you can be sure I’ll be watching them close. We’ve had some sheet rock work done in the house recently, and that probably isn’t helping.