Thursday, January 3, 2008

False peak

I wrote an ending to chapter 3 this morning, but I knew immediately that it wasn't right. A cop out ending that avoided the hard work.

That's ok, though. The material I wrote to get up to it is useful. Even the ending itself might be useful--it might still end that way if I do the development work that make it the right ending. It's part of discovering the story.

I spent the rest of the time going through the chapter pretty quickly from the beginning. It's insanely long--about 50 pages, so I'll have some challenges ahead figuring out how to focus it. Mostly I was looking to remind myself of what the conflicts are, what was promised that I need to deliver on at the end of the chapter.

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