Revising Characters – Herding Scenes
Is Herding Cats Easier?
Remember the old Chinese saying about the longest journey beginning with the first step?
But, eighteen days later and I’m finally three-quarters done with my MC. Yikes. I’m finding ways to get two scenes a day, but I’m struggling. When I’m finished with all this, I need to do some serious thinking regarding accelerating this because it’s taking an eternity to finish.
I am shocked, almost beyond words.
Well…not that far. After all, I’m a writer. Ha.
Anyway, the MC experienced his epiphany and re-won over an important follower. Now he’s off to pull the band back together for one final tour. Ten scenes remain…20,000 words. If I hold true to form, I should finish this part in a week. At a guess, I expect to add another 3,000 words, which will push me through 97,000 words.
With light at the end of the tunnel, I’m considering next steps. I still have the love triangle revisions to do, but I pray they go quicker.
At least I won’t have any real dialog or style choices to install…just content. Wooooo hooooooo.
And I’ve been considering my scenes. Currently, I have forty. But they’ve grown , with the average length reaching 2,400 words, or ten pages. And a number have two separate things going on inside, and I’m considering whether to split, possibly, ten, which would raise the scene count to sixty.
Next time…maybe I get to tell you I’ve finished the MC’s revisions.