That weekend thang

Still sick, but it’s my own damn fault for going out with friends on Friday night. I paid for it — was horribly sick all day Saturday — a Mucas Making Machine, as it were. I’m much better today, though I realize that it will probably be a few more days now before I’m 100%. I’m still hacking and sneezing and blowing my nose too often for my taste, but at least it’s not constant and I have a bit of energy.

So much energy, in fact, that I wrote today — finished off chapter 13 and wrote what might become the epilogue of the book — about 2500 words. Because my symptoms were so bad I couldn’t sleep last night, and I ended up thinking a lot about the novel, which didn’t help me sleep at all. I came up with a conversation for the two brothers to have that I didn’t include in today’s writing. I’m still thinking about it, and when I get around to typing up the chapter I’ll decide whether to add in that conversation topic as well.

In regards to the epilogue — I’m not sure that I’ll actually use it. I wrote it up because it was in my head and I needed to get it out of my head. But it might be too much, too telling, not showing. We’ll see how I feel when I actually get to the end of the novel.

As for the next chapter, earlier this week when I was feeling better I figured out some of the “how”. This character is going crazy and she doesn’t realize it. It took a while for me to figure out how to show this from her POV that wasn’t a cliche. I think I got it. We’ll see when I actually start to write this chapter, which I’m hoping I’ll be able to do tomorrow night.

Last night I was watching “Waterworld”. I am perversely fond of this movie. Yes, it has plot holes you can drive a whale through. But I like some of the world building that they did, and I like Kevin Costner’s take on “Stoic”. But it did make me think a bit more about my novel, and to come up with a new mantra — my novel has to be more logical than Waterworld. Probably not much of a stretch, but there are things about the history of this world that I really need to get settled in my head, as well as more of the mechanics of the magic system, so that they’ll make sense. More than Waterworld.

I hope that everyone’s had a marvelous weekend!

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  1. my novel has to be more logical than Waterworld

    I love this as a litmus test. Mine, as a consumer of movie/tv/fiction storytelling, is “it must have dialogue better than Star Wars Episode II”.

    • There are very, very few people who I friend who haven’t friended me first. If you’re interested in me friending you, then you need to friend me first.

      Also, since your LJ appears to be mostly in Russian, I’m not sure what the point is of me friending you.

      Plus, I rarely make locked posts. Possibly only one or two a year. So if you want to read this LJ, just go ahead and read it.

  2. my novel has to be more logical than Waterworld

    I love this as a litmus test. Mine, as a consumer of movie/tv/fiction storytelling, is “it must have dialogue better than Star Wars Episode II”.

  3. Sad but true: Waterworld is one of the very favorite movies of one of my dearest friends. He loves all things nautical, and so he is willing to turn a blind eye to its faults. Much the way I can forgive a lot of cheese within any movie in which the people wear suits of armor. Sad but true.

    • I’m not sure what it is about the movie — but there’s something about it that I just really like. Maybe it’s the quiet.

  4. Sad but true: Waterworld is one of the very favorite movies of one of my dearest friends. He loves all things nautical, and so he is willing to turn a blind eye to its faults. Much the way I can forgive a lot of cheese within any movie in which the people wear suits of armor. Sad but true.

    • I’m not sure what it is about the movie — but there’s something about it that I just really like. Maybe it’s the quiet.

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