Saturday, January 12, 2002

Off to a rocky start

I'm at work and I have a break to where I can work a little on my novel. I manage to pound out the first paragraph of Chapter 20. The first paragraph of a chapter is usually the hardest, so when I was done I decided to go and make myself some dinner to celebrate. When I went to the freezer, I found my dinner (pizza bites) missing. Someone ate them. Damn! I hate when that happens! That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RUDE! I'd love to yell at someone about it, but the research subjects are both sleeping and the evening tech has already left. So now you get to hear about it. Sorry.

Wednesday, January 09, 2002

Finished Chapter 19

With 1070 words. Hopefully, this chapter builds the suspense the way I hoped it would.

463 words

I'm crawling slowly forward. I don't think the writing is bad, though.

278 words in Chapter 19

And it is slow going. This chapter is in a new character's viewpoint and his opinion is very different than that of the main characters. I have to keep reminding myself to look at the situation from his angle.

Monday, January 07, 2002

Chapter 18 done!

I don't have time to go into all the details. This chapter took a few tries before I got it going, but then it flew out nicely.