Gracious, it’s less than five weeks until Christmas and I’m not as far ahead as I expected by now.
House renovation has been going on around me this year, and then combined with the ill-health of family and a colleague, my work in progress time has been restricted. Sadly I’ll be unlikely to meet my June 2019 deadline, unless I can make swifter progress on my current second draft.
Although I wasn’t writing I was creating the missing scenes in my imagination so they could be ready for building into the second draft. I’m now on chapter eight writing in the first of these additional scenes.
I’m sure every writer has repetitive words or actions that they give their characters without realising it, and unfortunately I’ve noticed my heroine, Sarah, has a tendency to lean against walls to restore her composure after an emotional scene with the hero, Hugh. That will need dealing with in the next draft!
There’s an additional sub-plot evolving that I missed in draft one and it will create additional conflict.
Having time to think about existing scenes and characters and how these new scenes can bring another layer to the story has been beneficial; so that time has not been wasted.
For now, moving forward (even slowly) is essential.