Friday, August 10, 2007


Just about to begin on chapter twelve. Except, I don't really know what's going to happen in chapter twelve. I have a better idea of what might happen in chapter thirteen, but I feel like I need a little side story, some kind of intermission before the music starts again.

Hmm... we leave our heroes, variously sleeping in caves or tied up on motel room floors, and turn our attention to... something else.


Tim Akers said...

Then write chapter 13. I mean, that's not what I would do. What I would do is sit and stare at the page for, like, three weeks, then get horribly depressed for having not made any progress. Then I would drink.

So, you know. Write thirteen.

colin said...

Luckily, writing chapter twelve has turned out fairly well, so far. Who knows, though, I may yet go for the three week blank page and drinking solution.

A bit more seriously, I think it's good not to give up too soon and skip ahead. I think the reason I stopped there was my instincts were telling me to take a different tack for a while, maybe catch up on some other characters. Also, as I've said before, I find it hard to write out of order. Three weeks is probably excessive, though.