Daily Archives: February 16, 2015

Indecision and Incest


I love to write. I love to write. I love to write.

I love this trilogy. I love this trilogy. I love this trilogy.

Both of those things are true, but right now…?


There are a couple of quotes that fit well right now.

“Indecision is the basis of flexibility.”


“In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”
(“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot)

This trilogy is making me extremely flexible because it has a lot of those minutes.

First there is Book One where a deviation from my outline has me writing a second version of part of it so I can decide which one I like better.

Book Two more or less behaved itself, other than the fact that it is way too short so is going to need some beefing up when I start the rewrite.

Book Three has been going along quite nicely until a couple nights ago.

I wrote a scene and was ready to move on.  Then at work last night I jotted down a note to insert a bit of dialogue, and when I was home and started on my thousand words for the day, that bit of dialogue pretty much changed the entire scene, so now I have two versions of it to sort out, right?

Wrong.  Something in the second version prompted a third version (which I will probably write after work tonight).

Seriously?  What is wrong with me? Three versions of the same scene?

I think my current plot bunnies are showing signs of inbreeding.




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