Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
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Writing progress

Story Title: A Necessary Evil (aka The One About the War)
Words revised today: Opening paragraphs of Chapter 2
Reason for stopping: Time to slump in front of the TV for the rest of the evening.
Other:

I started again at the beginning of Chapter 2, reverting to Mark's POV. Although he hasn't a clue what's going on, I think it does work better and, strangely, Huw seems more proactive when seen through Mark's eyes. I will continue with this version tomorrow.

It just goes to show that you only learn to write a particular novel, not novels in general. Also it demonstrates that just as you think you have a Method, the next story you tackle will mean working in a different way. On the fiction writing course I teach, one of the exercises is to write the same scene from different viewpoints. But it's not an exercise I've ever tried before because I usually feel that I choose POV intuitively. Perhaps I do. The aborted version of Chapter 2 from Huw's POV has told me that unless I have a very good reason for changing it, it's best to leave things alone. *g*





Otherwise I had a productive day. The computer is now back in my newly decorated study, all set up and working fine. The files and notebooks and other odds and ends have been replaced in the chest of drawers and I've even hung up the two enamel pictures I bought at WisCon in May. I haven't hung the horse print yet because I need a heavy duty picture hook. I only had single-nail ones in the cupboard.

There will be photos of the makeover when I have everything exactly as I want it.
Tags: a necessary evil, writing progress, writing reflection
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