Sometimes it takes a lot to drag out 1,000 words…

June 22, 2011 Writing Comments (0) 297

…and sometimes the words flow like a newly tapped gusher. I hate myself for spending a good two hours dallying on the Internet before getting down to work last night, but once I actually got to it I crossed 1,000 words and ended up with something more like 1,500 – and I know exactly where I’m going to pick up tonight. That’s been rare lately.

I don’t like to write too much about works in progress, but I will say that while I approached the current novel with an outline as always, there were a couple of gray areas where I admit I didn’t exactly know how characters were going to get from Point A to Point B. It’s that point in Star Wars when the good guys are stuck in that trash compactor, and the weird eye-snake has tugged Luke down into the drink [No, not literally.] and the next thing on the storyboard is they’re all back in the Millenium Falcon making their daring escape.  I’m pleased to say that I’ve finally figured out what comes in the middle. Well, most of it anyway. As often happens with a work in progress, a character has surprised me in a very unexpected way, one I certainly would not have predicted when I wrote that original outline. Continue Reading

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