Dear Protagonist and All Secondary Characters Still Standing,
I’m sorry, but there’s only room for one round of heartwarming/rending tears per story.
It’s a pacing thing. It isn’t personal.
But you’re going to have to choose.
Ah, that part of the writing process where I look at the half dozen or so denoument-y scenes at the end of the draft and try to figure out how to compress them into a single winding down of action.
Complicated by the fact that this book actually does want a bit of “action after the action.” (ponder ponder ponder) (restructure restructure restructure) (cut cut cut)
Dear Secondary Character Who Has Changed Everything But Her Name and Attitude Since the First Draft,
To the very end, you refuse to be entirely kind or likable.
And in so doing, you make us like you.
Well played. Well played.
View earlier character conversations here.
So if I’ve done everything right, this post should be crossposted from my shiny new wordpress blog to my comfy and well-loved livejournal blog, with comments enabled both places. (One day, if I can figure out how, I may sync comments between the blogs as well.)
My livejournal isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But there seems to be a pretty split mix of people preferring lj and non-lj platforms, so it was time to experiment with crossposting.
For people coming in from wordpress, all my blog posts before late July 2012 (like, almost a decade’s worth) can be found over at livejournal.
So hi! Good to see you, either place!
… visit my livejournal at janni.livejournal.com. A decade of older posts remain there; future posts will be crossposted to both this blog and that one.