August 8th, 2021 – 1,047

I feel like TBS is a story I had a great plan for the first and last acts of, and perhaps forgot to put all the events I had in mind for the fun and games in the middle in order. That’s ok, I’ll figure it out, but I think I need to break out my little drywipe cards for this, and really get down to the order and structure of the novel before my absent minded ‘winging it’ persona drives the story off the rails. Or maybe I’m overthinking it, I have no idea. In either case, I think I need some time for reflection at some point.

I’ve been thinking a lot about editing my stories. I’m now 6 chapter in to my sensory edit of WHT, and hoping I’ve addressed the key issues my beta reader had. It’ll probably need a lot more work still after that, but I’m starting to get back into the swing of critique and amending. I just hope I’m not developing a pride of authorship complex, because that would suck. Like, a lot. Like a thing that really sucks. I really need to work on my sensory writing and metaphors…