I finished the outline for my fourth draft. It is 66 pages long. Right now, I’m on a “I finished it” high, so I’m not being very objective, BUT I think it’s a definite improvement over my third draft. There’s a plot. There’s a climax. There’s an end.
Now I guess I have to write the damn thing. Actually, I don’t think the writing will take too long, if only because it’s a fourth draft. It’s more a matter of a LOT of fine-tuning and tweaking and rewriting. And a lot of deletions of pointless but cute scenes. And a cut POV. And several cut or pared-down characters.
Also, I finished my NaNo ’13 project. As in, the thing I swore I was going to leave hanging now has a decent ending. The characters cornered me in my sleep a couple of days ago and gave me the puppy face (Colin) and stink eye (Emma) until I gave them a couple of closure-ish scenes. So now they’re done.
In preparation for this blog’s 5th birthday, I played a wee bit with the layout. For any and all links to websites and blogs, check out the the new Interesting Websites & Resources page.
I know it’s just barely Thursday, but here’s my contribution to #throwbackthursday.
Today was another miserable wintry day here in New York, which meant that I decided to organize my bookshelves. It was overdue. Anyway, inside a copy of The Iliad, which I’ve decided I no longer have need for, I found that pamphlet inside.
That’s the first college assignment I had. My college did this thing–don’t know if it still does–called the Common Reading and Viewing Experience. You’re assigned a text before freshmen year officially begins. You (theoretically) read said text. You then watch a movie during orientation week that somehow ties in to the idea behind a couple of possible essay questions. You were then supposed to write said essay in your College Writing class.