'Tis the season, so I thought I would use holiday pictures for the month of December to get in the spirit.
I managed almost eight pages this morning, giving me a total this week of 30 pages so far. I had to stop a few times and figure out what the heck the purpose of the scene was. And where I had to go, what I was trying to do, all that stuff. Still trying to figure out though how to hurry things up a bit. I have to set things up, but I think I might need to get to it quicker. Problem is, I can't rush it too much or it feels too...well rushed. But then I don't have the page count left to accomplish the rest of it without the ending part feeling...again...rushed.
Now I know why I like single title. Trying to jam everything into 70-75,000 words is painful. I'm at 22,000 words and already I'm starting to hyperventilate. Although I did have one idea of how I might get a better grip on what I need to do. I have these huge sheets of blank paper, sort of poster size. I think they were used for wrapping out stuff when we moved offices. Anyway, I thought maybe if I took one of them and plotted out the time line it would give a better visual of where I'm going and when I need to get there. I can break the line into three acts and figure out the general page count of where I need to hit each one.
Hmm...I think that might help. And, well, we all know how I love a chart.