Monday, October 27, 2008
I was hoping to finish the second draft of chapter three today, but fell short of that goal. That chapter is much more complex than I anticipated. Well, to begin with, I had to introduce two main characters, establish the rules of the world they’re living in and give enough info about it so everything is clear without being boring, or tedious—and all this while my protagonists are investigating a crime. (Deep breath.) On the bright side, it’s very exciting because most of the pieces of the puzzle (and there are a lot of them) are neatly falling into place. So the only real thing I had trouble with today was punctuation. For some obscure reason, the quote and question marks have suddenly decided to trade places on my keyboard. Needless to say it annoys me to no end.