The writing days continue going well, all work on the novel. I took today and tonmorrow off just to indulge an extended novel writing fix. Told my wife that on Monday so she asked today, "What do you plan to do with your day?"
Hadn't I made that clear? "Write."
Writing the novel reminds me of a criminal investigation. I'm investigating people and their roles and motives, comparing descriptions of events and driving toward a conclusion. In this instance, the basic novel, told in first person, is done. Then I added in a second tale that parallels the first, but told in third person. But he has friends and acquaintances and they have stories...and so the crime scene grows.
As I add matters, I consult the synopsis and make any changes to reflect the action. The basic story arc and plot are unchanged. It's like, how much of World War II do you relate to tell the about The Battle of the Bulge? Some things are left untold beause I don't like tidy closure about everything. That's not how I view life nor how I enjoy the novels I read. I like a sense that while there may be absolutes, we don't always fully know or understand the absolutes. Besides that, the story is different through others' eyes so it needs to be told differently.
See, that's my style and preferences. I enjoy complicated characters, tales and situations. I'm writing for me.
Best of all, it's fun. Satisfying. It's very rewarding spent time.
Time to go write like crazy.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com