Day 22 – Mean Streets

Catching the voice again. Very happy for that, but concerned as ever about whether or not it will work. I mean I like it, but it is a kind of dry kind of writing. Sorry, check that. Not dry as in boring, but dry as in dry humour. Kind of straight-man-to-the-world’s-comic, with a dash of healthy sarcasm to boot. I have to be careful I think not to make it too heavy. The goal is to make for interesting reading, but obviously not to weigh down the reader and make him/her think too much. Tricky.

Mostly narrative again tonight, though because of the situation more than anything else. I feel that I might be repeating myself in places, but still I think that’s alright at this point. I’ll put it all down and worry about smoothing it out in the rewriting stage. Besides, even the repetition is important I think. I can try the same ideas in different lights, and ultimately choose the angle that works best. It’s all part of the process.

Anyway, it’s late, so I’m off to Bedfordshire.


(Novel Writing Totals)

Hours Today: 1
Words Today: 1,540
Hours Total: 22
Words Total: 32,140

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