Monday, 21 June 2010
Hail the King
So I'm outling shorts - blah, blah, blah - and of course I'm deviating from said outlines, which makes me question the use of them at all (for shorts - I always have one for my novels). Finished the first draft of the tentatively titled A World of Cardboard Houses at the weekend, which deviated from plan within the first 200 words and never went back. Apart from a ride down a Helter Skelter that dropped our unfortunate MC in a pit, nothing stayed the same. I will however persevere and see how we get on. I'm expecting it to end in an an amicable divorce.
However, I am sticking to my letting the story rest rule (I normally edit immediately and send it surfing across the Atlantic within hours). I've had a story pinned to my memo board for a week now and in the meantime it's told me the truths that lie beneath its surface. I should listen to Mr King more often.