I’ve been working feverishly on Pirouette, and managed to plot about 1/3 of the Rewrite before I hit a wall.
There were some failings in my plot –specifically, the villian’s motivations and conflict. Yeah. Trust me, you can miss something like this. Hell, I missed it for the whole 400k manuscript! Well, actually it was okay — just a Big Fat Cliche. Which is death.
So what does the Weaver do? She weaves. A lot. I sat down and went over the conflicts and my own goals for the book and re-did alot of things. No more love/attraction for the sake of it. No, no, no. Must have a Really Good Reason for it –note the capitals –or else it goes bye-bye.
So that part went. I’m also considering redoing the social structure of my vampires. Not the hierarchy because I love that, but just….making some changes.
Mythology — redone. Again. I like this one better. For one, it gives my vamps and Fae an actual common source and legend; two, it satisfies my need for balance; and three, it provides –at least as far as I can see — motivation for the current wars. Yes, that’s a plural. There are 2 wars in this book.
I’m not sure how any of this is going to fly, as I have few people to toss ideas around with. I personally think it borders on near-brilliance, but I have thought that before, only to have that stomped on (it’s okay, it’s all part of the deal).
I would love to say more about this, but I am very paranoid when I’m in the beginning stages of a project. I’m afraid that if I say too much, it will just burst into a million pieces. Or I’ll get plagerized. 😦 Yeah, it’s a cruel world out there, and frankly, I have put too much work into this project to see it copied. Or bastardized. Or somesuch thing.
But. I think this is it for the main changes, anyways. *sighs in relief*
drool over watch House. He’s my hero. 😉