Author Topic: Great News! I'm no longer lost!  (Read 1064 times)

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Great News! I'm no longer lost!
« on: November 13, 2009, 04:47:01 AM »
So the road map is complete.  The reason I started re-drafting my book (and the reason for my absence from the forums) was that I had hit a brick wall.  The loose outline I had originally planned was broken.  I hit about chapter eight in the book and realized that the way I had it set up wasn't working.  So I started over, this time beginning a little bit earlier in the storyline.  I changed some of the biographical backgrounds of the main character (to fix some of the things that weren't working), and I merged a few characters (to fix the problem I was having with length/plot).  I even obliterated an entire city from the face of the land.  Heady stuff, neh?

And now, when I reach that scary point at the end of my detailed outline and have to take a step into the darkness, I know roughly what the terrain is like.

It's a comforting feeling.
this is the way the world ends,
not with a bang, but a whimper
~T.S. Eliot

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Re: Great News! I'm no longer lost!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 12:11:24 PM »
It's an amazing feeling!
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