Well still moving along, which is great…
The chapter I’m writing now is a bit info-dumpy with a lot to reveal (always gets that way towards the end, doesn’t it? Ugh!) But I found a way to make it slightly more interesting than mere explanatory wrap ups.
It was by accident that I did. My previous chapters were dialogue heavy, so I decided to shut my characters up and write this one without. I knew what I wanted to write, but had no idea how it was going to pan out. I just started writing and ended up going with loads of one-line shockers to keep the suspense.
And ah, it was fun! Those of you (un)fortunate enough to have been subjected to my stories must know: I love one-liners. I love them as much as I loathe chunky paragraphs. I love building paragraphs to some indubitable climactic point only to trample it with terrible one-line contradictions. Perhaps this chapter has too much of that, but meh. My project. I’m entitled to a bit of amusement.
In the midst of all this, I also discovered unexpected ‘answers’ to my subplot issues which was yay! But that also means I have to edit some bits I’ve written now. *Write notes*
Thought of the day — Do you have some style/technique you adore so much, that you keep going back to, even sometimes subconsciously? If you do, have you tried to expand, exploit, experiment, excavate, ex-whatever this style for curiosity sake? What did you find?
And those of you who have written novels before, have you been at that point when things suddenly fall into place out of nowhere? I outline my projects from start to finish, so I am rarely ever surprised. This time I was, though, and I found I quite liked how my puzzle pieces settle into a picture I had not drawn.
Lovely, when things don’t go as planned. 🙂
Anyway, I just realised these posts feed to Facebook as well. Ah, I apologise to those who do not wish to read my ramblings. Please ignore me. For those who do, good to have you! *hugs*