Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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Writing progress and a bit of exercise

I've been forgetting to post writing progress. I wrote 579 words on Friday, 469
on Saturday and 1102 words today. The words were all related to the creative writing course I'm doing at the moment, some exercises, a rough outline (or at least the ideas) for the short story I want to write for the next assignment and an experiment with first person, for which I used a couple of chunks from A Necessary Evil.

The course is helpful though if for no other reason than it's giving me a series of deadlines to make me actually do some writing instead of just thinking about it.

In other news, I also managed some exercise today. By some miracle, I managed to slip out in the brief lull between the horizontal rain, hailstorm (with stupendous flash of lightning and clap of thunder) and the really strong torrential downpour with gale force winds.

Further to my earlier post about possibly switching A Necessary Evil into first person, on reflection I think I'll keep it in third. Huw does get POV and while I feel comfortable reading books that switch between viewpoints when they're in third, switching from one first person viewpoint to another always seems more of a jolt. I suppose it's because in third you have the narrative which, whilst it may take on the flavour of the character's voice, still retains a measure of detachment. In first you're fully immersed in one voice and then have to switch to the other. Also there are some scenes where I think I do need to pull back a little or they would be too gruelling for the reader.

Not to mention the fact that the second volume is already written in third.

And the third volume will have 3 POV characters, which could get wearing in first person.

But it was an interesting experiment.

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