here’re my ‘BookNotes’ for yesterday:
Valdemar turns off the direct trail
Young Kender follows party at a distance…
Confrontation with Leaders at some point before exit from mountain – when?
That’s at least three regular pages right there – and possibly 6 pages – at 400-500 words a page…so what is my problem?
My Problem is The Ghost Editor who keeps insisting that I write in a linear manner. Like I did in school, when I had 45 minutes to write a free essay, and any tale I spun had to start at the beginning and finish at the end… That’s one other reason why I usually write ‘episodically’. I.e I will tell you a short story, around 3-5 pages and that’s the extent of what I can produce in one sitting – 45 minutes.
Mind you, I always got A+ on my essays in school, but free floating 3-5 page essays don’t make a novel.
So, The Ghost Editor insists on linear writing – which is fine when I am just telling a short story – but it’s hell when I am trying to write 50000 cohesive words into a story…