I was sweating bullets for awhile, worrying about how to integrate two separate –very good — outlines for the end. I went over them today and made notes and…..they will fit almost seemlessly. Go me!
And of course, naturally, Survivor will need its own “rewrite of doom.” I’m going to work backwards from the scene I wrote this week, connecting it to the existing parts, then try to finish each individual plot thread. I have quite a few. *rolling eyes* My muse just wouldn’t shut up. She kept adding things. Luckily, the bulk of it will stay. There are a few tangents I took that will be going, though.
And the body count? Currently, it’s at 2. Paternity of the baby of the MC? No clue. It can be one of 3 men, and I’m just not sure which one would be best. I could, theoretically, leave that unanswered until Ghost. Must give that more thought.
But it’s finally shaping up! I’m very excited. This one’s been in progress for almost 2 years. I had started it for a class at Forward Motion — where you take novel creation from your idea all the way to submitting the finished book to a publisher. As I wrote it, I got deeper and deeper into this twisted tangle of a plot (and some very creepy psychological stuff) and fell in love. But NaNo was approaching, and I wanted to participate, and Pirouette took over, save for a new first scene I wrote mid-last year. And I’ve been poking at it ever since in between projects. Now, I’d like for it to take some priority. I want to finish the first draft, at least, this year. The rewrite might have to wait, as getting Pirouette out to agent rounds is #1. But I will fit this in someplace. It’s just really cool, and I think it could be a very good book. 🙂 At least, I hope!
Also wrote 998 words of Requiem today. A very creepy scene indeed. Tomorrow, it’s gonna be working on editing Pirouette and Survivor’s Timeline of Doom.