Sunday, 26 July 2020

Wishing Brick - Day 2

Finished the outline this morning, which comes in at 3,500 words. There is still space to play and develop smaller points, including one blank chapter near the end, where the story needs a break for pacing - there is a high chance that when I get to that point, once of the minor threads will need dealing with, so it's a good idea to have a placeholder.

The next job was to turn that into chapters. Each bullet point of the outline becomes a chapter file in Scrivener. 

Of the 17,000 words of pre-writing, the chapter I reworked about 10k is relevant. The chapter I rewrote several times to get a feel for tone is good enough as a first draft but the rest requires so much work that it's probably better to have a quick read through and start over fresh. 

So that's it for today. The real work starts tomorrow.

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