cedunkley (cedunkley) wrote,

  • Mood:

You're early...

After spending the weekend in Manhattan its back to work (the day job and writing). I've managed just over 3000 words today, nearly doubling the size of the WIP bringing it to 7728 words total (at least according to MS Word). So, 4 chapters down and 7728 words.

Chapter 4 has worked out well so far. Its one of those chapters where a character who wasn't supposed to show up until much later demanded an early entrance. While I know there are bits to clean up in this chapter and perhaps more to add as I develop this character's mannerisms and personality more, his arrival in this scene works well with the new sub plot that struck me last week when I was struggling with where to end the previous chapter.

Now all I have to do is figure out who is actually going on this diplomatic mission along with the duchess. Since this actually turns out to not really be a diplomatic mission at all but a ruse to gain an invaluable hostage (namely said duchess) I have to be careful with who goes with her. There are certain characters who would be natural choices to be chosen to accompany her, but they can't go because they have to be present on their own Isle when everything goes down.

So, I have to figure this one out. Since chapter 5 switches back to the duchess as the POV character setting out on her mission, I don't have much time to decide who goes along for the not so fun ride and whether or not they survive.
Tags: first novel, wip, writing

  • I love the smell of plot bunnies in the morning...

    While I'm still very early on in my WIP I've been bothered by how to pull of the ending. This is a stand-alone fantasy book. And it isn't. It is also…

  • coming up for air...

    The writers blog Magical Words continues to provide outstanding posts about a writing career. Today's post is by David B Coe (davidbcoe)…

  • Drive by links...

    Over at the wonderful writing blog Magical Words they have a couple of recent posts: Why Divide Your Book Into Chapters? and Creating a web…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.