Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Nanowrimo day 16: Putting the pieces together
Just so you know, I am writing "Six Sexy Sisters" like I have classic ADHD syndrome. My mind is all over the place. No worries! That's what editing is for. I was writing a scene last night and thinking, this is out of order! I needed more preface before it, and it is definitely in the wrong part of the novel. I have been skipping around, starting new scenes were I think I need one.
Well, the scene I wrote last night, going in was just supposed to be filler, but it became anti-climatic. It was in the wrong place. How to fix it? Cut and paste for later, I won't worry about it now. But it will all be dissected apart and put together like a puzzle.
That's not new. I've had to do that before, even when I write the story linear, I always moves a few scenes around. I've been trying to write out the best, most drama-filled scenes first, and I guess this is what happened. I wrote all of the beginning very linear, then some of the middle. Then I got bored and was going slow, so I wanted to amp up my word count and jumped to the end (which the end could be a whole separate book). I can't explain it. Total chaos.
But it reads well. It's a page turner for sure. I have a tricky part I still need to work through and it's getting a bit clearer. My sis sisters are heavily guarded with what is supposed to be the best of the best security. There have been a few breaches with security throughout, but still, how does the psycho get to them so easily?
Last night I wrote a scene where Sarena, "Two gun toting hot momma," lived up to that name. A body guard would not her leave the room, she knocked him out with a one-two, and roundhouse kick, confiscated his gun and held it out on him. Then she was in a shoot out with a car aimed right for her. I felt like I was writing my first ever action movie! I got a rush. Now, I may have to go back in, flesh it out, make it so it reads lovely, but that was the best scene I have written in a LONG time!
I want HER to catch the bad guy....but she probably won't. Killer Vic ( her husband) or Icee possibly. Hmmm, yes, I don't know my ending yet. But I do know I want more of Sarena now...