Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Middle

Photo taken while fishing
I've been a little absent of late due to travel for work and pleasure, but that doesn't mean I haven't been writing. I have. Every spare moment I can. The sequel for Dragon-Ridden is progressing, and I am well into the mid section of the book.

This is the part where I always get a little nervous. Do I have too much plot left to wade through? Too little? Does the plot make sense? Hm, I want to add this and this and this, but I don't know if it makes sense with the current story. The list goes on and on. Sometimes the indecision and second guessing can slow things to a grinding halt. I've found it works best if I ignore my inner doubter and just plunge on, trusting that everything can be fixed in the rewrite.

Right now, I'm eyeing how much I've written and how much of my plan I still have left to write while trying to determine if maybe the story needs to be simplified. Or not. Every book is different, which makes it difficult to decide if I am trying to cram too much story into one book. Sometimes scenes go quick and sometimes they drag on. As is the case in a certain scene in the first half of the book. Other times scenes you didn't account for pop up to further complicate matters.

I feel like I've got a beast by the tail and am trying to wrestle it into submission while blindfolded with one hand behind my back. That's always a difficult and slightly uncomfortable place to be.

Alas, it is time to put words on paper and hope they make some sort of sense. Wish me luck.

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