Words/Time: 23 minutes doing preliminary work for the new outline of “The Seeger Book.”
First, I wrote out a couple of big questions about a major event in the book–mostly asking when and why this event happens. Unlike other times when I write out a big plot question that I’m stuck on and brainstorm all possible solutions, this time the answer didn’t readily present itself. I sat and stared at the page for little while, trying to decide how important this event was to the story at all. But I do think it’s crucial to the climax. And I think I have figured out the why, though I am going to wait to commit to the when.
I then continued my conversation with Jonathan about the events of this story, hoping it will lead me to the when.
I cut my time short tonight, even though I still have an hour and a half before midnight, because I have a headache and had a frustrating, emotionally taxing day. Figuring out the plot for this story is a marathon, not a sprint, so no need to push myself on a rough day. I’m going to veg out on video games now.