Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Stuck in chapter 11 hell...or, is it heaven?
This sort of arranging and polishing typically takes me longer at the beginning of chapters because those are usually heavy in narrative, setting description, that sort of thing. Once I get to the dialogue, it flows a lot quicker because I have the conversations already completed for the most part, it's all the rest of the crap I'm having to fill in right now. But I'm really enjoying myself with this one. On the one hand, it's a bitch because I want to see it complete, but on the other, I can't rush it. I just can't. I want the reader to see what I see without boring him, and that means compacting and making every word count. On top of that, I'm very conscious that I'm still over 6000 words for the chapter and want to cut that significantly, so it's making me look twice at every phrase. You know what I've found? God damn it, I waste a ton of words. Must cut.
In fact, I'm going to practice by summarizing this whole post in one word: sphincter.
p.s. What this has to do with the two ladies, I don't know. I'm running out of pictures I've uploaded to photobucket, and I'm gonna have to get some more soon.