I'm back at work on The Shade Of The Moon, having written eight pages yesterday, and only intending to delete five of them.
Some scenes seem to make a lot of sense when you create them, and then make no sense at all when you write them.
Sadly, it turns out I do my best plotting while I'm lying still in bed, and even more sadly, since I do my writing in the afternoon, my lying still in bed time seems to come at night, when I'd much rather be sleeping. I mean a whole lot much rather.
Last night/this morning (all one giant blur of sleeplessness), I came up with a terrific confrontation scene. I mean super duper incredibly powerful terrific confrontation scene. It came from a scene I already intended to write, and at 2 in the morning, it made sense to make that original scene bigger and more powerful and, well, more confrontational.
Alas, at 6:45 this morning, when Scooter woke me, I realized the fabulous confrontational scene wouldn't fit in the scene I intended to plop it into. So now, I have this amazing confrontational scene, and no place to put it. And I lost several highly desirable hours of sleep to boot.
Somewhere around 1:30 AM, I came up with a fun poll to put up on the ever more crowded right side of the blog. I decided that I should wait until this morning, just in case the poll idea might prove really really dumb once the sun was shining.
But when has dumb ever stopped me? Lookit- there's the poll.->
I hope it entertains you during this holiday season. And I hope while I clean my apartment (next on my to do list), I can figure out where my fabulous confrontation scene can go.
Happy holidays everyone!