Day 6 – The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens.

What the heck does that even mean?

When I looked it up, it actually meant what I thought. The plot is getting deeper and more complicated. That is actually the right way to describe the direction Mik Murdoch 5’s plot is going.

Lots of new ideas

Part of what stalled the book in the first place was an incomplete understanding of how the story needed to get from A – Z. I knew what the beginning was. I knew how I wanted it to end. It was all the stuff in the middle that was giving me problems.

Okay, that’s not entirely true. There were some elements I decided on early in the book. It was how to make them work properly in the story. It was how to get to them and make them shine. There was a whole lot of missing connective tissue.

That is no long the case. I have several elements that are fitting together quite nicely, thank you very much. So much so, that I’m having a lot of luck weaving dangling plot threads from previous books (left that way on purpose, btw) into this newest one. So much so that I am starting to see how book six is going to go.

Don’t get ahead of myself

When the writing is working, it’s easy to be excited. But, I’ve been writing bigger scenes. There is still that connective tissue I mentioned a few paragraphs ago that needs to happen. Oh, and I haven’t actually gotten ALL the big scenes out of my system.

I’ve got to practice a little restraint so I don’t spoil the journey for myself.

Still, I will repeat those words: the plot thickens. I’m getting my main characters all involved and they are doing things for the right reasons. I suspect I might even finish the book with yet another cast member. Again, I need to temper my enthusiasm. There are still a lot of words left to write.

Day 6 word count: 1892 (total word count to date: 10,456)


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