Monday, January 19, 2009
Day 2 - Book in a Week
Okay, so Day 2 of Book in a Week has just ended and I thought I'd pass on how I'm doing.
Wordwise I'm doing great at 15% completed. Of course if you add it up, you'll know I have to pick up the pace if I want to actually complete Translucent Trust by midnight Friday night.
And I'm aiming for that goal, but I won't be disappointed if I don't make it. 55,000 is an awful lot of words to shoot for in a week and at the end of the day, any number over 1 is more than I started the day with.
Storywise, it's going great. It's a reunion story since my characters, Hayley and Dyler used to be a hot item but they broke apart 5 yrs ago. I'm a bit worried because the first contact they have with each other in Translucent Trust isn't until page 9 but the preceeding 8 pages set the stage for why Hayley's calling Dyler up after all these years. I could write a prologue I suppose...
And since it’s a suspense, I have to garner some excitement. So far the 'bad guy' has tried to kill Hayley once in a parking lot. She doesn't know what to think because no one is after her - that she knows - yet somehow it didn't seem like an accident.
I've also introduced a couple secondary characters and some baby goats. We'll have to see how they play out.
Okay, I'm off to dream of my story.
If this was your story, would you have Hayley and Dyler meet on the first page? Would you add a prologue? Or would you weave the bad story in throughout the first few chapters?