This is going to be a kind of short update, because I haven’t actually spent a lot of time working on my MS in the last week. Meeting my April goal had the strange effect of derailing my productivity, and I’ve been trying to get back on track ever since.
In the past couple days, I’ve begun the process of piecing my MS back together–writing new scenes where it’s warranted and copying old scenes into new locations in the story. I don’t expect the new scenes to be pretty just yet, and I don’t expect them to contain all the information I need. I’d just like to put the gist of the action in order, so I can figure everything else out from there.
My Facing the Music outline consists of 26 chapters and an epilogue, for now at least. I’m currently on chapter four of this Frankenstein-type ordeal, crafting a grotesque, word-bloated monster of a manuscript that I’m hoping to clean up and trim down and turn into a man.
Or something. I might have carried this metaphor a little too far. 🙂
Bootcamp participants: Are you on track to meet your April goals? Whether you are or aren’t, please let me know if you need encouragement. I’m always happy to cheer on fellow writers!