This weekend I sat down to write a bit, move the story forward on “Universal Constant.” It’s been slow going, maybe because it’s a genre I enjoy, or maybe because in my head the work is already finished.
I wrote out an outline for this book. First time I’ve done that. While it helped me get the story down, the act structure complete and the character arcs interesting, in my mind, the story is done. Finished.
When writing “Win Some, Lose Some” I had a rough idea of where the plot was moving, but I left things open. I let some plot strings dangle so that I could pick them up when necessary, or leave them as red herrings. I also allowed myself to add in cool things when I wanted, and adjust the plot accordingly.
Now, it’s different. I already played around with the plot. Everything has it’s place and there are no dangly bits. Everything is tied up nice and neat. Now, writing Is almost as if I’m just going through the motions.
Maybe this is the way to go, maybe I need to free write more. Time will tell I suppose.