Yesterday I got into think-mode, you know, to fill some of those gaps in my current manuscript that I have been yammering about recently – the next gap to go down had a small issue in it because Va’el needed a minor win over Palace Officialdom and, although not hugely important, it does supply some fun – so I want it to work.
That meant I had to think of a good way through rules and regulations that ought to be unassailable.
It can’t be too clever. Va’el might be an obnoxious brat, but he is only ten, after all, so I needed something that was more luck, bluff and bluster.
I came up with my solution in the middle of the night – no, I’m not going to tell you what it is (you didn’t think I would, did you?) – plus a few details for other scenes as well.
That meant when I got up, I wrote five pages straight off before 6:30 a.m.
By itself, that isn’t much, but for 6:30 in the morning, it’s not bad, and it’s always a nice way to start the day. It’s also extra good that it sorts out what might have turned into a minor nagging problem.
That work this morning should close that particular gap quite nicely, and then I’m moving forward again towards where I can slide those large scenes into place, the pre-written stuff that has been waiting for some time in my working files.
That will give me a huge boost forward and will be fun to do as it’s heavily into the action.
Anyway, I’d better get on with it.
Have a great day, everyone. Happy typing (or whatever your Thing is).