M.A. Wohl

Writer on a Quest

This week word count goal: 32 500 words
Word count so far: 18 674 words

I wrote, in a previous post, about how your writer’s life has to adapt to your life as a parent.
Well, today was such a day.

Kiddo took forever to fall asleep; today’s day job work was… something else; I am thoroughly exhausted.

But, that is not an excuse to not work on YA WIP. Which I did. For a very short amount of time.
I am sure I will end up deleting every single word I wrote tonight because it is sooo not working. The whole chapter I thought I had all figured out is not working.
I know why.
It’s because of the rule of three.

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In YA WIP, action happens in a haunted place, in a college and in third place (I’m not sure yet, since a character who was supposed to simply show up once brought something way more interesting, in a creating conflicts kinda way).
In the present chapter I am working on, I created a fourth place. And it simply doesn’t work.

The fourth place is where we meet the half-way there antagonist, and I am info-dumping like crazy. Too many details, too many dialogues, too many backstories conflicts that are getting in the way of the actual action.
In short, I am making things too complicated for the reader.

That chapter needs a complete re-write. The one before too.

But it will have to wait until tomorrow. Now, it is brainstorming time. I have to get my characters out of there while introducing the half-way antagonist and the new character. A cute one too.

Anyhou, thanks for reading. Until next time!

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