(the sound of fingers frantically tapping at a keyboard, a bird flaps past the open patio door, next door's dog barks)
DK: Ahem, sigh...
(tapping fingers pause, but only for a moment, knuckles crack)
DK Siiiiiigggghhhhhhhhhhhh. Sigh!
(tapping fingers stop, an empty cup drops onto a coaster)
Me: Problems DK?
Me: Come on, whats the matter?
Me: How's the new book coming on? (Ironing Board Massacre)
DK: Fzsztstszt. Fzt!
(Magic Dressing Gown billows in the breeze.)
Me: No you can't borrow the Dressing Gown. Because it's mine thats why, I need it.
Me: Now hey! There is no need for that sort of language. I've almost done my thousand words words, you can borrow it after, but don't spill anything on it this time.
Me: Now, in the mean time....
(empty cup rattles on coaster)
One Bing Later...
(clacky clackedy typy type typededy)
DK: ... Sigh ...
Plus: How Good Is Complicated, Really?
So far so good. Six thousand words since Wednesday. I'm pretty chuffed with that. It's not all good, I've already highlighted bits I'll want to look over later, but for now I'm just rolling on. Get the first draft done, everything else can follow later.
One slight concern is how complicated the plot is becoming.
It seems to have taken on a life of it's own.
9987 did that too, but it was a simpler story. This started out complicated and is getting worse.
So, obviously, I have a list of questions:
I have one main character and three secondary ones - although one of those doesn't appear until the middle. Is that enough?
The main character has three different plot strands, all moving alongside each other, plus one each for each of the secondary characters. Too many?
How can I get highlighter out of cotton?
Can you still buy Rocket Fuel Coffee, the stuff in a red jar? It seems to have disappeared from all my local shops...
Why I wrote Disraeli Avenue for charity - The houses on Disraeli Avenue all looked the same, the same shape, the same size but behind each coloured front door there was a story, a secret, a need....
4 years ago