May 2nd, 2006
Oh, I'm game for it. I'm hip to the challenge.
But it's going to be tricky.
I've got to work in Klansmen, a mad ghost, a lock failure that leads to a flood, Eden's deteriorating psychic state, corrupt local government, a botched cover-up of suspicious artifacts, a good old-fashioned church burning, the Spanish Influenza epidemic, a 30 year-old skater punk named Christ,** and irate zombies, just for starters. It's going to be a busy book.
This means, of course, that I need to get started again - but it'll take me a day or two to shift gears. Writing TWOTMB was very different - four first person POVs and one third person limited omniscient POV. Now I'm back to good old Eden's voice - and that's great, but it requires a whole different mindset; and there's so much going on, I'm probably going to need to jot myself some outline-ish notes. I don't do proper outlines, but I'm easily distracted and prone to logic issues, so sometimes it's just best if I give myself a little guidance.
Just for giggles, I'm going to open up my Trusty Notebook right now and type out the first page of outline-ish notes I find. Okay. Here you go:
- "don't forget about Nick - he's got the thingy. make sure to put in something about M's problem with dude.
Well. This master craftswoman is getting a mite peckish.
Time to adjourn for lunch.
* In Case Of Oprah.
** I bet cerisehaze just shot soda out of her nose :) We have an old friend named "Chris" who has a typo on his Social Security card; it identifies him as "Christ." I've written a loose caricature of him into this book - sort of a, "what if he'd stayed in Chattanooga" sort of thing.
- Current Mood:creative
- Current Music:"Dominion/Mother Russia" - Sisters of Mercy
Nothing new to report at the moment except for this: My very first book review for Chiaroscuro is up and alive. It’s about Roger Corman: Metaphysics On a Shoestring, by Alain Silver and James Ursini. Fun book. Go read my review. It includes the sentence, “One of these days I simply must get my hands on a copy of The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent.”
Yeah, for serious.