So I’ve begun the notecarding process on Pirouette. I’m on scene 43, page 230 of a 771-page document. Yikers. I’m already seeing some stuff that needs fixing, tweaking, and changing. I’m using Holly Lisle’s HTRYN notecarding for this so I can get a handle on each scene. There are a few that I’m cutting, and quite a few so far that need help. I knew this would help me a great deal, so this will all be worth it.
I’ve done a rough draft of the timelines and Alisia and Lucien’s and Raelan’s (the villain) arcs. Note I say rough draft. These should help me with getting the timing and pacing down.
This is kind of exciting and terrifying at the same time. I’m revising a novel. A novel that I’ve been working on for 5 years. And I’m learning alot of new, helpful things. It’s a process. I can’t wait to dig in and do more, make the book better.
On Alpha Female, I’m up to 11k and there’s a chance it might run long (no kidding, with the way I write) but I’ve been able to keep the plot tight. As for the plot, it’s pantsing all the way for me. Last night – or the night before, I don’t remember — I couldn’t get to sleep right away so I brainstormed. Been doing alot of that. My hope is that it still fits the anthology theme. If it doesn’t, it’s not a big deal. I can submit it elsewhere. But it would be good to submit it to the place I originally wanted to submit it to, right?
So lots going on, although my Inner Slave Driver seems to think I’m going to slow…..