Aniki

As if by some strange miracle I actually managed to get to work on the book before 10am this morning so had a good blast at it for a couple of hours. I’ll need to go and wash the breakfast dishes eventually but I’m now over 34,000 words. At around the 25,000 mark I was thinking this story might peg out before the 55-60,000 I wanted to get to. Now, with about 20,000 to go, I’m worried I won’t be able to wrap it up in time. It’s a much happier problem to have though.

I’m becoming more and more concerned with how I’m handling time shifts in the story. It’s very much a 50/50 split between the events of ten years previous and the girl’s initial disappearance and what happens after her return. It’s sometimes feels hard to piece all this together without seeming like it’s terribly confusing being as it features the same characters. I’m finding myself laying down markers with scenery and parts of the actual town itself changing. Heck knows if this is working or not.

But progress is good and I’m feeling a ton better about it than I was even a month ago.

4 thoughts on “Aniki

  1. respect! Spending my day-off edit my shit and then the cinema. I couldn’t even get out of bed before 10am so good for you.

  2. Definitely good to have words in the tank so to speak.
    Although filling out a storyworld with words to spare is no bad thing either. Can get right into descriptions without panicking about the W/C

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