Wednesday, October 13, 2010. . .A good plugging along, digging into hearts, pressing in, unveiling new thoughts to characters or they to me, watching them respond…and begin to make choices that – technically speaking – impact the plot.
For fun I diagramed the house where protagonist, husband, and daughter live. Correct, I had not done that yet. Tsk, tsk, out of my normal order. It was fun but also necessary for my mind’s eye because they all finally went home.
I learned something new today: It is too early in the story to write about a minor character’s life. It caused me to miss a significant juncture.
In this series I write from two sisters’ points of view; one is the main character, the other a minor one. Only one per chapter.
I like to write them in chronological order and in the order which the reader will read them. When one sister is doing such-and-such at such-and-such a location, what is the other sister up to?
However I realized today that I missed something by hanging out yesterday with Minor Sis while Major Sis was still taking intricate steps in the middle of a scenario.
Boo. I don’t like to do it, but I have done it and know it works better. I must leave an empty page and later insert the other character’s chapter.
Emails regarding the business side of writing were part of my day. Encouraging stuff. =)
Worked on blog and thanks to help a young mama friend, was able to figure out some of the techie side.
I have yet to mention the prayer that goes into my writing day. It’s such an integral part, kind of like breathing. Perhaps that’s why I do not say on every post that I first off I prayed for help, for words and sentences that will touch readers, whether in delight or questions or comfort or a different way of seeing.
DETAILS. . .Morning walk. Kept track of how many people responded to my “good morning.” Thirteen. =) Voted; ballot by mail is great. Crossword puzzles; gave up on Sunday’s.