I didn’t really leave the house this weekend. In fact, I barely left the computer. But it had to be done, because I had about 30k to transcribe.
In the end, I’ve only done 20k of what was there and the other 10k is going to be discarded, but that doesn’t mean I’m any less pleased that this story is now typed. This is the PAR that I’ve mentioned previously and I’m still totally in love with it and all its dark, depressing nastiness.
I’m a little sad to ditch 10k-ish of what I’ve longhanded, but it’s been on my mind for ages that the story had gone down the wrong path. Who knows, I might write myself back to the substance of those words… it just feels like I need to make a different narrative choice at the end of the first 20k.
This is a book that will definitely see a few false-starts. It’s a big, big world and a big, big story so there are probably a million ways to tell it and I am still working out how I want to do it. Of course, this is just part of my pantser ways.
The funny thing with the PAR is that really like my protag. I like him so much that I’m feeling a little guilty about my sense that he’s going to get the unhappiest ending I’ve ever written. Poor guy.