||[Nov. 2nd, 2005|09:17 am]
Goals for today:
Current word count:
I'm still down 1,450 from my goal today, but I've already polished off over half of it, so I'm more or less content. MiaC is turning out to be very wordy, and is filling out in directions I didn't entirely expect at first. So goes a story, I suppose.
I don't really like the current scene I'm working on in Familiar, but not much I can do about it. If it's crap, I'll cut it during editing. I'm not sure how much detail I should go into over this part. Pluses to adding detail? Conflict. Minuses to adding detail: Not really important to the story. Should you really turn everything that the characters do into grandstanding the challenges that they face, or should you take even possibly significant challenges that the characters have prepared well for and let them fall by the wayside? Will the reader complain?
Either writing on MiaC is disturbing my flow on Familiar, or I'm just having difficulty with this section of Familiar. I am leaning towards the second hypothesis, because I'm between parts that I outlined, and this just isn't so important to the story. I'm wondering whether I should have had them actually go to the West Coast. It might have been better to leave them on the East Coast. This shouldn't be too difficult to fix during editing. (Which doesn't say much for my writing. Oh well.)