The whole plotting exercise seems to be working so far. Now that the muse has some sense of direction, she seems to have quite happily settled down to write. I did ten pages yesterday, and eight today, and I really haven’t written that much for a long, long time. Of course, I’m not quite a quarter of the way through this book, so it’s a bit early to say that it has totally solved the problem. But for the moment, there’s less sitting here staring at the screen wondering what the heck is happening next, and a lot more fingers on keyboard actually writing. So all is good.
Of course, I still have to finish the Quinn short, so I’m going to have to concentrate on that soon. Maybe on the weekend, as a treat for the muse if she behaves. I really only have about ten pages to do, so it shouldn’t really be that hard. Then I can do a read through, and see if it all makes sense. If it does, I’ll send it to Miriam to see what she thinks. I really like the beginning of this one, because it’s a sort-of dream sequence, and really sensual. I’m just a little worried that the rest of the story doesn’t live up to the beginning, though there is a chunk of action in the last half. It wouldn’t be a real Riley (or in this case, Riley-based) story if it didn’t feature a down and dirty fight scene 🙂
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