Because of what Pyotr decided to do we’re getting to see both sides of the aftermath today.
I made it maybe halfway through my words today when I paused and struggled to figure out where I would go. One of those moments where I had a point A and a point B, but I couldn’t really see where to go between there. I listened last night to a podcast last night (this is the show linked at the bottom of the blog) from Holly Lisle on how to write middles, which ended up helping me.
Where I was at, was a place that I was thinking about just writing the scene as a sum up that led into another scene. Instead, I took the scene as they said in the show, “the interesting part,” and wrote it out versus it being summed up. So instead of having Kenley healed a few days later, I unpacked it (as Chuck Palahniuk calls it), and then wrote from just a few hours after The Alpha was there. Ended up being a decent scene that shows more of what they’re dealing with in the now. The landscape and environment.
Also ended up showing more of Kenley’s personality and abhorrence to anything “Alpha.”
Featured Image – Lucy sitting on my lap as I was finishing up writing. Her 9lbs held me dooowwwnnnn.
Today’s numbers for Savage Lands.
Started with – 16,083 words
Ended with – 17,481 words