Day 27 – Let It Be

Another divergence today — and another step forward, I think. I’m realizing that my storyline is running a little flat — not enough conflict. Not that everything’s daisies, mind you, but there is room for a knife fight here and there (at least figuratively). So I’m adding a few of those in.

I think in the second draft, once I know the structure of the story, I’ll be in a better position to really draw the tension together. Still, not a bad idea to try to build it in as I go along. Besides, it’s good exercise.

Exercise. That’s really what this whole novel is so far, isn’t it? I mean, I have a story in mind, a destination, and a plan to get there. But really, I’m more interested in the process of writing a novel than the story itself. It’s an interesting experiment, and a way to develop my novel-writing chops. Maybe this is a good way for all potential writers to approach a book. Marathon runners don’t just run a marathon, there are months — maybe years — of training.

So this is my training. Moving forward, getting some miles beneath me, and laying out the groundwork for what’s to come later.

Sure takes the pressure off.

~Graham

(Novel Writing Totals)

Hours Today: 1
Words Today: 1,321
Hours Total: 26.5
Words Total: 37,848

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