Thursday, 10 April 2008

BIAM Update

April's BIAM isn't going so well. On top of the laptop troubles I've been having, I took on two extra kids for the month of April, one of them a baby. Now I can't even squeeze in those fifteen minute blocks of time. Today I had six kids under the age of five, and five of those kids are still in diapers. Tomorrow will be about the same. Once the kids go home in the evening, the rest of my family descend on the computer.

The other thing slowing me down is the direction the plot took about two chapters ago. I can pinpoint the exact spot where everything slowed down. I'm beginning to think I need to go back to that spot and let the characters take a different direction although I'm still trying to work all that out. The story is good and the characters are strong, I just need to explore different paths to take with the plot. It's going to take more time than I hoped, but I'll get there.

1 comment:

ali said...

I am having problems with that constantly with my WIP. I love the story and love the characters, but they keep doing things that don't make for good literature. Darn them! I am constantly rewriting and with work I always end up with better stuff, but it's being a lot of hard work.

I hope you can get a handle on things and get stuff back in your control!

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