This morning, with a mouthful of scrambled eggs and coffee (I have mine black no sugar, thank you, made in a french press and served in what amounts to a bucket with a handle on it) I wrote about Andrea and Chris in a physical altercation.
I enjoyed writing the scene, I could have expanded on it, but then there’d be too much for the scene to carry, and it’s better that I show you the breaking point and hint at the damage that led to there.
As I’ve said before, if it sticks out later, I’ll either cut it completely or unpack it and parse it earlier in the book for subsequent drafts.
On a personal note, how many of you, if any of you, gain anything from these? Although it’s essentially a work diary, I like talking about the processes and things I learn as a consequence. If there’s anything I’ve said that you’d like me to expand upon, let me know.
The danger is in being pretentious with these types of posts. It’s a feature of insecurity because the maxim for me is:
Complicate for profit, simplify for effectiveness.
I don’t want to profit from these, (there’s a tip jar on here but I’m not sure if I link to it properly because my IT is one step above poking with a stick and asking Y U NO WORK)
So I just talk about what I’ve learned, and I share it with you all because there might be someone stuck or struggling and if it makes them keen to write or helps them solve an issue, that’s the reward.
Two pages done, and the day is now occupied with work and then I can work on poetry and get reading done.