Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 57, May 25, 2010

Being faithful to your blog is more difficult when traveling and not finding easy access to the Internet. Yesterday involved lots of driving to a remote place, waiting for people who were late in arriving, and doing more driving to end the day, all without intersecting with a WiFi spot.

So sorry.

I wrote 4.5 pages yesterday, wisely starting early before other adventures began. In yesterday’s scene, the protagonist is drawing the net closed around the sexual predator, closing in, but hasn’t caught him yet, leaving room for further developments. Obliging the reader to keep turning pages. That was the good news for the protagonist; the bad news is the leader of the antagonists, whose name he’s just learned has seemed to give him the slip…but she’s not far away.

I passed page 300 yesterday, about 75% done with the first draft. Maybe more.

Today, I wrote three pages so far. With luck, I might get a couple more done after this post goes up. In today’s scene, a supporting character discovers where the antagonists have been hiding out. Thing is, he doesn’t want to foil their plan, he wants to exploit their talents for his own purposes. The world is never as simple as black and white, and the character in this scene is evidence of that.

Day 57 of writing my new novel is done.

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