Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Eliminating subplot tra la

After a day and a half jiggling and niggling with every possible plotting of my opening, I have finally conceded what I doubtless knew in my heart from the getgo –

Chapter One is now 2110 words, lean, mean, and essentially backstory-free. That's down from a loagy 3700.

I took the evening doing a crit/comment for the Forum. I'm slow tonight. I think it's this bloody cold. I still haven't shaken it. I have discovered that when you cough hard enough, it makes your back hurt.

Knowledge, they say, is power.

It is not that I suffer. I simply do not want to know, so well and thoroughly, what the contents of my lung look like.

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