Archive for March 10th, 2004

3/9/04: Balancing act

Word count: 64720 | Since last entry: 463 | This month: 7673 Chopped back a couple of paragraphs from yesterday and wrote forward for a while, continuing to try to put in exposition necessary for the first chapter without going into too much detail. I still think I’m stating too much that should be implied, or left until later. I’m also wobbling on a tightrope of Jason’s emotions — the Cedar Point disaster was the day before yesterday, he hasn’t slept since, he has just broken up with his alien lover, and he has gone all the way over to hating the aliens and wanting them off his planet. I know that a broken love can turn to a terrible hate — I’ve experienced it myself, though only on the receiving end — but writing that moment convincingly is hard.