Update on my self-imposed writing challenge
Week 3 of 8 weeks begins. Note-taking ends. Research begins. Always a challenge.
I decided to ignore my previous charting of When the Music Stops and guess what? My new charting was close to identical so I must be on the right path in my mind’s eye. Such a funny statement, a mind’s eye. It’s that consistent place where ideas spring forth and stick to the sides of my memory and wait for me the rediscover them.
Research. Most of my research was done when I wrote 84 Ribbons so I got an 85% slide-through on that work. Just need to update movies, and events and prices by one year. Can you imagine paying 25 cents for a gallon of gas? How about 4 cents for a stamp? Scandalous! All this retrospection reminds me that I moved through those good old days times in teenage oblivion.
This next week I begin writing the middle and end. I’ve written the beginning and had Chapter 1 critiqued so I’ll move further into the story and try to find the nuggets of controversy and viable problems for Marta to gnaw on. It hurts to think of putting Marrta in harms way or weighing her down with issues, but that’s what must be done. I’ll keep you posted!