The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The good:

I’ve finally managed to work around a very sticky plot line in Yantsu. It’s been bugging me for ages and it was going nowhere.

Well, this afternoon, I cracked it. I now know exactly where the story is going and I should be able to get a (new) rough draft finished by the end of this month.

The bad:

The newly tweaked plot means I’ve lost almost half of the book. 😮

Actually, that’s not as scary as it sounds. If someone had told me that this was likely to happen before I started writing fiction, I would never have sat down behind a keyboard.

However, the change of plot line has given me a new perspective and fresh words are just pouring onto the screen. What I’ve lost may have taken a long time to write, but it was bad writing.

I’ve realised that whenever I’m struggling with a part of the book, it’s usually because what I’m writing is doing nothing for the story.

Other bad news is that editing is going to be a nightmare. I’m going to have  to learn to type fast enough for my fingers to keep up with my brain. Every time I look up at the screen I see red wavy lines all over the place.

Oh, and SA lost to England in the cricket world cup. By only 6 runs – and it’s not even as if they were chasing a decent target. That’s pretty bad too.

Never mind, at least my rugby team won yesterday. Western Force 12 – Sharks 39. Just in case you care. 😉

The ugly?

Well, that involves a cat, a pair of boxer shorts, and a chocolate protein shake. Shame I ran out of time or I would have told you more.