I’ll admit it: most of today was spent reading (and finishing) Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven’t read her Fever series, I implore you to do it NOW. She’s that good. So good that I put everything on hold to finish it in less than 2 days.
But I did manage to work on the Pirouette notecards. I have some new ideas. Just from writing down the conflicts and why the scene matters, which is an HTRYN thing. I’m jumping around alot in the methods, sort of freeform, more or less to see what really helps really fast. Might seem counterintuitive, especially to HTRYN folks, but so far it’s working. Somehow forcing yourself to pick apart each scene brings everything that’s working — and not working — into focus. I also have a few scenes that need to be changed due to decisions I made either mid-draft or after. With the notecards, I’ve got all the information right there.
On the Alpha Female front, I’m a bit stuck. I have this one plot issue that needs to be figured out before I can even consider moving on. Been thinking about it but nada from the muse.
So, score is as follows:
Pirouette = 1, Alpha Female = 0 Poetry= 1*
*Because I had an inkling of a good first line for a poem. Not sure which chapbook it belongs to yet.
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