Monday, February 28, 2005

The Juicy Center

Some debut novelists talk about the long hard slog.

R2-D2 had his license revoked. He can navigate the Death Star trench, sure, but those blind spots in the English countryside, damn...

I finished chapter 19 last night, bringing the novel up to 450 pages. I'm really excited about the direction and progress of the book. It's in that sweet spot now where the 'plot thickens' and the interplay of relationships and characters deepens. We're at the juicy center now. Plus stuff blows up. Tonight it's chapter 20, and back to the polar mash. Lots of fun here.

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