Friday, September 08, 2006

Chapter 10 of Dance Done

I had to dump the last five or so pages and redo it completely. I keep wondering off course with this story. I need to get a handle on these characters. I'm still not sure about the last page of that chapter. BUT... I'm moving on. With Chapter 10 completed, I am 1/3 of the way through this novel. I've got some loose threads of a story idea I am trying to follow. Maybe If I keep working at this on a steady pace I will finally get the plot under control.

I want to get another chapter written and then work on the first part of "Raging Passions".

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Pulling Fingernails

I finally completed Chapter 9 of Dance. Some medium sized disasters were happening in my house, which made concentrating difficult. I had to toss 3 pages in the middle where the story went off track. Then the characters went and did their own thing without my consent anyway. It still puts me where I need to be for the next chapter, but it added a weird complication to the plot, which I think I can use.

I definately know what is happening (at least what is supposed to happen) in the next 2 chapters. I'm going to plow right into them and see if I can get them knocked out in the next couple days.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Back to the Dance

Secrets of the Dance, that is, my current novel-in-progress. I just finished reading the completed chapters (8 so far) to get back into the story. It is hard to avoid the urge to edit, but it's not time for that yet. I need to get the first draft done before switching gears to edit. I've been carrying around the story in my mind all the time I was working on "Kitten" and "Redemption", and now that they are submitting, I am jittering with anticipation.

All the while, in the back of my mind, I am working on the free serialized novella I plan to start posting on my website later this month. I think it will be titled "Raging Passions", a play on the name of the main character. Rage is the vampire name for Ragina, our heroine.