The Writers Who Stare at Ceilings

Posted on 11/10/2012 by

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I am… staring at the ceiling and trying to figure how the latter part of the book happens. I mean, I know what happens, but my original mini-synopsis is going to bring the book in about 20-40 000 words short of the length I want it to be. So I need to tweak it a bit.

Also there’s an issue of balance. Because this book is a two-hander and it’s really about the friendship between these two characters I want all the aspects of the story to have that same equal and opposite weight, to have their worlds intersecting in a way that’s evenly matched.

And I have an idea. But it means I need to figure out some stuff about the world/character backstory that I hadn’t been worrying about because I’d convinced myself that I could put it off for the next book. Or, okay, not so much figure out as commit to. I have to lay it down and say, This is so in a way that’s going to impact everything I write in this world. Make big dramatic decisions of import. So. Staring.