Wednesday, September 23, 2009

WiP Wednesdays 9/23

September's almost over, really?  Really?  You're yankin' my chain, right?

Jeez.  Where does time go?  OK, so Lodestar is almost 10,000 words in but I'm worried it's stalling out on me.  I realized I have a severe lack of sub-plots going on and to properly introduce a sub-plot will mean revising what I've already written.

I'm worried I'm too vague in some scenes for the sake of setting up a little intrigue and "spoon-feeding" (thanks Elana for the term!) my readers.  I'll have to wait and see what beta readers say about it when I actually get to that point in the process.  If I ever reach that point.

Romance bloomed where I didn't really expect it so the book will now have a love triangle.  Which isn't really a bad thing considering one aspect of the angel mythology that I don't want to give away.

I may have to cut most of what I've written.  But again that will have to wait for beta readers and crit groups.

That's really all there is to report right now.  This book is going slowly but I do still like my concept.


  1. Good luck with the writing - I just found you blog so hope you don't mind me stopping by!

    Kate x

  2. Thanks, Kate! And welcome to the blog. Out of curiosity, how'd you find me?

  3. Just through my inherent nosiness! Did you leave a comment recently? If I like someones comments I quite often click through to have a look at their blog :)

  4. NWA, I'm glad LODESTAR is coming along. (I really like that title, by the way :) )

    Romance is an excellent sub-plot, especially if it's a triangle, unless it's become a main plot, in which case, yeah. Sub-plotting can be hard, especially if it's not natural to you already. I wish you the best and keep up the progress!

  5. Congrats on the word count! I'm having some of the same worries at the moment. Good luck it will come together!

  6. Kate, I tend to comment a lot so that's probably what happened. Glad you stopped by!

    L.T., thanks! Titles are usually something I struggle with. As for the sub-plots, it's tough this time around because I don't feel like there were any that really grew naturally out of the main plot. With Oracles Promise, all sub-plots related (eventually) to the main plot. And they just sprang up from events pertaining to the main plot.

    SF, thanks! Good luck to you, too!

  7. You're making progress! That's great. Don't you love it when things pop into your story when you weren't expecting them?

  8. Thanks, LW! It'll take some tweaking to make the triangle work well, but it was kind of fun when it all of a sudden just was there.

  9. I love when romance blooms in unexpected places.

  10. It is fun. Now the trick will be to make it believable.


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