Thursday 19 February 2015

Pulling at the Stray Threads of Book Two

Yesterday was a hectic day at work, one of those days which keeps you hopping. So as a result I just plopped down and didn’t do much. I had a few errands planned, but decided against them and just rested and relaxed with a nice cup of tea and listened to the radio.

This morning I got up and continued working on book two. As I try to work these storylines in and fatten chapters up, it is becoming more disjointed. This is because I am starting with the order of scenes in the movie script and sticking to my planned number of chapters and lengths. 

I have the feeling that this book needs to be more fluid, more dynamic with the chapters dictating their lengths. I still will hit my target of 100K words but I think I need to break it up into smaller, more organized chunks. As it is there are a few scenes tacked on or into chapters to fill space which have little to do with the chapter itself. 

Hmm, now that I think of it, this makes another version of the same book. Ah well, such is life, and the literary evolution of this book. (I shall begin that version tomorrow).  

The weather was warm and nice yesterday and last night, as a result, when I got home it was already +10C  in Wanda, so I didn’t run Jenny or the furnace right away, and even then I only ran them for an hour or so. When I woke up this morning it had only cooled to +5C, so it didn’t take long to heat Wanda up or that much trouble to keep her at +15C. It looks like it will be warm again tonight, so that is nice. 

I will have a busy weekend, as I have a number of errands to do, some of which I should have done last weekend. 

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