Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Now in Chapter 11 -- ?!
Sounds funny, but I'm now in Chapter 11!
I mean Chapter 11 of the novel, of course. As I mentioned in my last posting, I felt the scene at the end of Chapter 10 missed the mark. That same scene continues into the first part of Chapter 11. Well, I worked yesterday on that scene, finishing the Chapter 11 portion, and it got much, much better. It now works like I had hoped. This scene is important because it is the scene that sets off the chain of events that leads directly to the final confrontation and climax which will appear at the end of Chapter 11. I am finding I have a lot to work with as this builds to the climax, and there should be no shortage of material to draw from to fix up the end of Chapter 10. So, I feel a lot better about that!
The current word count for Chapter 11 is 3,392 words (out of 10,000).
THE CURRENT TOTAL WORD COUNT IS JUST OVER 108,000 (out of 120,000).
I think it will get easier now that I am over the hump. Act III has been set in motion. I have two more scenes to write in Chapter 11: one to show preparations for the final confronation, then the scene of the final confrontation (=climax). After that, Chapter 12 will contain the falling action and resolution. That's the part I'm most looking forward to, rather than the climax, because it's where I get to bring out the final meaning of things.
Will keep working through the week, like I did last week. With the end so near, my excitement is building. Now that I got over the hump, I see this getting easier and faster. I'll finish Chapter 11 by Sunday night (5/14). My deadline for Chapter 12 is the following Sunday (5/21). However, with any luck, I'll get them done ahead of schedule!