Dissecting the wicked ass novel continues… really slowly. Good thing this isn’t real anatomy, things would be pretty ripe by now.
HoHO a scene where the MC realises he can finally “avail himself of a partner” in one of his lifelong schemes… followed a couple chapters later by a flashback to the moment in his childhood when his only possible partner in escape died.
Other awesome writing stuff today included the Neil Gaiman episode of Doctor Who (snap crackle pop dialogue and strong motivations for doing stuff- the possibility of meeting the last remaining members of your totally-wiped-out family, the love of a person for their machine/vehicle)
Other other awesome stuff included beginning Stephen King’s On Writing.So far I’m just loving his stories about growing up in the 50s and 60s.
Something pithy already: the first draft you write with the door closed, for yourself. You rewrite with the door open, taking feedback, getting rid of anything that isn’t actually the story.
My story: WAAAAAAH why isn’t it done already? Without me having to sweat it out. Got a new notebook, got some new ways to amp up people’s choices. Keep trying. I guess it’s been a little over a year, but you don’t really learn how to write a huge long story well in just one year, do you?
Like I said.