Monday, November 21, 2005
Strengthening The Plot
This is the time of year I love. Autumn is flirting with winter, nature is vivid and there is a sense that Christmas is just around the corner. I love the mornings with their bitter coldness, waking me and revitalising me as the moon sets at one side of the sky, with the sun rising at the other. And I love the evenings, when the moon sails high on the tail of the Plough and darkness falls, bringing with it mystery, mist and motivation.
There are a couple of things loitering dangerously on my GDR List that I know if I don't put in the work will not only ruin my GDR review at the end of the month, but also impact next month's work I am able to take on.
So with that in mind, I roared into and soon got lost in 23,000 words of Hunting Jack (19 issues) taking me to the half-way point in the story. I need to get this first redraft complete so I can enter the manuscript into the Undiscovered Authors Competition. They aren't looking for fully completed and perfect manuscripts, but they are looking for a level of professionalism, a good story and a good eye for marketing. Hopefully I can show them I have all three.
I'm seeing things in Jackie I never saw before. I think after putting the story down for a while after spending nine solid months with it, has allowed me to approach it with fresh eyes and a renewed vigour. I see things in him that I can and should have used more in the story to move the plot and as I move through the first redraft, these changes are coming into play. When I read it back it makes it stronger and gives it more of a hook to keep on reading.
With that complete (and it took a while), I had to get the website for Fringe Fantastic sorted out and launched. My hosting company has installed new servers recently, so first I had to migrate my accounts and all my code over to them. Then I had to setup the new address and upload the new site. There are still a couple of outstanding matters to do with content, but the site was finally launched late on in the evening.
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Fringe Fantastic Website
Here's a nice picture to finish off with:
And your Fringe Fantastic site is amazing!
Green-Eyed Lady aka SilvermOOn