14 September, 2016

99 problems and a goal ain't one

The first step of anything is admitting you have a problem.

Or a goal.

I have both.

I've got approximately 4 chapters left to write for Comedy of Rain, but I can't seem to write them. I can bullet point them just fine, but when it comes to expressing things in actual sentences, I draw a blank. 

And I know what the cause of said problem is: this chapter I've been stuck on is HipĆ³lito's POV, and he's very angry. So angry, in fact, that getting him to articulate words is nigh impossible. So I'm trying an alternate method. I've taken my bullet point, and I'm adding subpoints, with the hope that I can compile enough to make sentences to make paragraphs, and soldier on enough to make it through the draft and finally close it out.

Because then once it's closed out, I'll have the entire picture in front of me, and I can edit. And edit means I have more free rein to fix the characters' POVs where needed.

1 comment:

  1. I hope your strategy works. I'm looking forward to reading this one.

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Ash Litton

Ash Litton is a writer and lover of sci-fi, fantasy, and all things fictional. She is the author of No Signal, Thoroughbred, Evening Hallow, Comeuppance, and Cabover Cabaret, and works on other Appalachian Dream Tales between her ongoing novel projects.

When she's not writing, she's drawing, and when she's not doing either of those, she's dreaming up new projects to work on. Born and raised in rural West Virginia, Ash has always wondered what things lay hidden in the hills around her. She attended West Virginia University, where she studied the English language before returning home to her family in rural West Virginia.