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Monday, April 15, 2013

Chugging Along, Singing a Song

May 2011: New scenes are popping up. The first two chapters are filling in nicely but I worry if I continue on this pace that Our Heroine will not arrive until after chapter five. It seems a bit late for me and I have some concern that I will be asked to move her debut to an earlier chapter. I can’t worry about that now. I must write the story as it unfolds.

I’m happy to see a few characters from The Suitor List reappear. I need to remember that some people, who have not read the first book, will see the characters as strangers. I hope for those who remember them, the story will feel richer by the return of these old acquaintances. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Starting Book 4

April 2011: I’d begun the Duke’s book right after I submitted Muriel’s. I had a rough idea where the story started and what was 
to come next. The first chapter, after some considerable time had passed, had come together and I was moving on to chapter two.

After learning of the new word count I realized I needed to slow the pacing down and rethink the scenes. Chapter one has been pulled apart and new scenes added. Chapter two has the original chapter one scene and needs new scenes around it.

The good news is that it made me REALLY think about the Duke and his world. I found it inhabited with different characters. His children know of these people but they are not of THEIR world.

A real surprise is that I’ve discovered is that he has a friend. I’m sure Edward has many but I’d never seen them before now. I also have a feeling that they’re more integrated in the story than I anticipate. We will just have to see.