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Archive for May 3rd, 2010

Progress Report, in which I attempt a chess metaphor

Spent last week making notes for the Wet Work rewrite.  I didn’t get as far as I would have liked–but since when is that news?

On the positive side, ideas are flowing now.  I have a firm grasp of what needs to be fixed in the first act.  Turn out that I had all the pieces in all the right places, but on a few occasions, they just didn’t make the right moves.  Not unlike setting up a masterful opening and middle game, then blowing the end game in chess.

Yeah, like I would know what a masterful opening and middle game looks like.  My brother would have a thing or two to say about that, I’m sure.

Anyway, it’s interesting to note that I ran into a similar situation with a particular plot thread in Petra Released.  In the rewrite, I didn’t change any of the players or locations, just what they said and did.  Hmmm . . . is a pattern developing?  I’ll let you know.

Now I turn my attention to my second act, which should pretty much square away the rest of the novel.  The third act is short, and doesn’t seem to need much help–that I know of.  Which isn’t saying much.  I mean, really–this from the guy who just attempted a lame chess metaphor.

No updates for Write Club.

I’m out.