My God, it’s five weeks and more since I last posted on my blog.
That’s bad enough, but what’s worse is that it reflects how little work I’ve done on my novel. I did a small amount for my last reading at the Crime Fiction writers’ meeting back in mid Feb. But that has been it. I could cite the usual reasons of family life, sick kids, workload and the small matter of will I even have a job for long, but I won’t (I know, I just did).
It’s good to be back. Not making progress is deeply frustrating. It constantly gnaws at me. On top of that I’ve had a long running problem with a plot development. I had changed my original idea and worked at building up an alernative. I knew in the back of my mind there were serious flaws with it, so now I’ve decided to change it back to a modified version of the original. While I’ll have to write several new chapters and tweak others, I feel lighter this morning.
Since the new year I have laid out the running order of my chapters (they hadn’t been in order before now, at least not for the first half). I am doing an initial read through, putting in changes and some light rewriting. When I’m finished doing that I will go back and write in several new chapters, a couple at the beginning and the ones I just mentioned. Then the serious rewriting will begin!
Anyway, I’m back on track. Again.