Today is the first day of Camp NaNoWriMo. I took the day off work and am hoping for a 5k day, but I’ll settle for three. Maybe.
NaPoWriMo has also begun, which means that in addition to the 50k I’m doing for Camp there will also be a poem a day written and posted to Craptastic Poetry.
In addition, I stayed up way too late Wednesday night into Thursday morning watching videos on Junk Journals and I really want to make one. I even started assembling some paper and stuff for one. Or maybe two. Or twenty. Or, you know…
And of course I want to do this as April happens…
But on a brighter note, I think I solved the major logic flaw/plot hole I’ve been struggling with in Book 6 of The Academy of the Accord. Inspiration struck yesterday morning while I was in the bathtub. It’s better than what I had – still not perfect and will need some tweaking – but I can definitely work with it. (It’s also much closer to what I had originally planned.)
That’s a ways off yet, though. My current problem is the prologue. I started working on it a little after midnight and it’s not going well. It’s… boring. Too much telling and not enough showing. Too much info dump and word dump. I wasn’t even sure I could fix it in the editing and revision phase.
Then it got a little better and I started holding out hope for it. I got my traditional “thousand words before bed on the first” written and was going to call it a night, but while getting ready for bed I had an idea for a different approach and had to come back to the computer to write it down.
I’m not sure which one I like better. I want to finish the first one and I want to expand the second one and I think maybe I can combine them.
(This is what happens when my outline is vague. Seriously, this is what I have for the section on the prologue in my outline: “Garril in Sevrilton after the orphanage rescue – matching files to rescued boys to try to reunite them with family. Gets suspicious when governor wants to help – he seems to be looking for something.”
It took me about 900 words to get to Garril being suspicious – and he’s suspicious by nature. That’s way too long to get into the action/problem/whatever, even for a prologue.
It’s going to be an interesting edit in a couple months, that’s for sure.