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6 January 2020

I had a moment of clarity this morning, well, really around noonish.  I figured out how to rewrite my Everyman Jack novella with what I saved that also leads into the sequel that I wanted to write while I was in London.  I also decided that I don’t need to do the imitation for the whole project, just on the action scenes.
So I think I will do some tentpole writing.  Where you write the important scenes first and the connecting scenes after.  
So my idea of process is write out a general idea of the story.  Use imitation for key scenes.  Then write out a path of scenes to connect the big scenes.  Use editing software to do basic editing.  A read through for bigger edits.  An online critique group or beta readers.  Then a final scrub through of copyediting.
I am one step closer to rocking the sci-fi/fantasy writing community, if there was ever such a thing.  The goal is to publish as many novellas as possible this year.  And then to make money so that I can go on more trips.
I didn’t do any writing today is Monday which is my low energy day of the week.  I also watch Doctor Who on Mondays.  I don’t have cable so I purchase the whole season of Doctor Who through Amazon, which means it doesn’t get released until the day after it aired.  Which is totally annoying as my IG feed has quite a few BBC and Doctor Who enthusiasts.  I have to scroll really fast some times on Sunday and Monday.
My ideas on Glum are that Milo is tethered to her.  She is the one who saves him, not from what is out there but by pulling him out of his own dark world.  She is a finder and therefore she is also a beacon.  I don’t know if I found my Glum, one who could pull me from my dark thoughts, or if I will ever find such a person.  Where as Milo, much like myself, doesn’t carry hope in his chest.  Glum is the person who carries the hope of two people her chest to compensate for Milo’s lack of hope.

Tomorrow, I’ll continue writing the Milo de Ford story.  In a few weeks, I should finish and then I will start on the rewrite of the Everyman Jack using the tentpole scene idea.


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