Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski

Halfway Through

For two books now, my wife has gotten halfway though an noted that the plot diverted, slowed down, or otherwise became rougher.


So right now, I'm going gangbusters in the first half. I've got the opening act down, along with the secondary act, The third act has trouble. As that is a pivot act, where the situation must change and start us towards the end, being weak on the end should show up, which it does. I put my characters into a spin but they don't come out so well, stumble through act four and muddle through the end.

Given that I pulled and end out of my ass for this draft of All The Saints Are Dead, yeah, I'm having trouble.

Equally interesting is what my wife did not mention. That means that my substantial rearranging and repacing of the early acts worked. Go me.

Anyhow, now that I have some idea of an ending, or even a theme, I think that I know where to go.

My wife also made a few suggestions on "want to see" and "want to see more." She really did poke at this thing a whole lot because she loves me and she wants me writing amazing things, although it's hard to be as amazing as expectations. 

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