Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sept Dare Day 27 - 1000 or More Boring Words

I had a migraine yesterday, but I did get some work done. And after the long day today, I got a lot more done.

Unfortunately it's on boring stuff that will have to be rewritten. I'm writing the wrap up scene where the detectives explain everything to each other. I figure once I have all of this down, I will be able to figure out how to make some of it more self-explanatory in earlier scenes.

But I think I am going to have to do the classic thing and make it partly Story Time. Christie did that. Doyle did it. It is an effective way to end a good puzzler. But at the moment it's just people explaining things to each other because I've got to sort it out. I may have to rearrange the story. Maybe ditch Rosie, and have Karla relate what he's told her.

And then there is the problem of the transition into the final bit - the personal wrap ups. I've got to save some tone for that. (But on the other hand, the mystery wrap up could be more interesting if it is setting up the emotional tone for the personal wrap up.)


Scathach Publishing said...

I hate writing things knowing it won't be in the final cut. But there are some things you just have to write...

Good luck with the editing when you come to it. I'm just finishing, thankfully, I hated it.

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