Can you believe this week marks the end of April? It's only a couple of weeks until my birthday! Fingers crossed we can move into Level 2 before then so I can go out to dinner somewhere nice to celebrate!
Goals this week are pretty simple. I got notes back from a reader who kindly agreed to take a look at the book I've been working on off and on for the last year. Her notes tell me exactly what I suspected so at least now I know for sure the areas I need to work on.
Then today, while out for my daily stroll around the neighborhood, I figured out how to fix one of the problems I'd been mulling over. I'd already mentioned snowy weather as part of the story. I need to make it a blizzard or some other kind of severe weather that makes it impossible for the occupants of this house to leave. At least for a few days. And that will allow the things that need to happen to happen to move the story to the next place more naturally.
And I've already worked out a few changes to some other scenes too, that will help make things more believable. Not to mention I've already written a whole lot more about a relationship that is just beginning at the start of the book. I cut it out because the early part of the story felt like it was going on too long, but I think I can slot at least some of it back in. It doesn't matter if these guys leave home a few days later. It will give me some more time to develop the other characters a little more too.
But that's going to be next weekend's challenge. This week my goal is to finish off something else I've been working on. An older book I think I may have finally figured out how to get right. I had three POVs in this one, but the three have changed a few times in the drafting process, and I think I need to add back a few sections from one of the POVs I cut out earlier to make the story work. So now I'm up to four POVs.... Let's see if it all makes sense once I've finished balancing out these four parts of the story and making sure every scene is in the right place.
What are your goals this week?
I hope it gets lowered in time for your birthday. If it does, be sure to be careful out there anyway.ReplyDelete
I'm interested in the blizzard idea. I hope you'll share the next draft, too.
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