Revising My WIP
Finished Working On Dramatic Scenes
I took two weeks to revise 28 of them. I set one aside that I don’t know what to do with yet.
How am I doing with Dramatic Scenes?
Twenty-eight scenes was a lot to write. But have a far better feel for them than I did. I concentrated on giving my POV hot emotional responses in coming to that decision she didn’t want to make. But, several times in this last group, I went for colder emotion, and it was interesting to write. But I wonder if cold emotion works in the middle of Part Four, or if cold emotion will slow things down? If I”m patient enough to let my story alone for a while after I complete this revision, I might be able to tell if the approach words or not.
All the same, I’m happy to be finished with dramatic scenes for a while. If for no other reason than this. They affect my mood. When I finish writing one, I’m feeling just like my POV. Peoples are looking at me like I’m a crazy woman. Ha.
I added no new scenes, so, I’m still at 96. I reworked the last eight, so I have 49 scenes ready for characterization. That leaves 47 to go.
I think I have 31 Suspense Scenes. If I was as good at identifying why I wanted them to be that type, I should be able to revise almost all of them. Now that I’m putting on my Suspense hat, I need to become schizoid and forget I ever heard of Dramatic Scenes. The key to these kinds of scenes will be that my POV if forced into doing something and is never given a choice.
I celebrated by printing out my scenes I think are ready for characterization, in 12 point type, double spaced. I used up another printer cartridge and had to go buy more paper. And I can say I’m half way done. But almost all my key scenes are missing, so no one could make sense out of it right now. Except, Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory suggests I can leave stuff out and readers will still get it. I wonder if I should just post on KDP and wait for the money to roll in. Ha