Today was a lackluster day…a day in which I lacked luster. 😉 I got my words in, as per my resolution, and I seem to be developing a plot now rather than just a bunch of “previously, in MirrorWorld” catch-up vignettes with no connection or point. But I can’t say that I’m feeling better about my draft yet.
It’s only 5,000 words along, so disliking it is understandable. It’s just also so odd to feel as lost as I did with my first novel, but in a totally different way. This time around, I started out writing summaries of what had happened between books, so that I’d have a place to start from. When I stopped feeling like that was doing me any good, I jumped right into the point of the book.
That certainly started moving the plot along, but it also feels wrong! Like skipping important beginning moments of the story. I know it can be good to start with the “inciting incident,” but boy, does this draft already need piles of revision because of that. I can feel it, and it’s unsettling.
Maybe now that things are progressing, though, I’ll figure out exactly what is supposed to happen in this book! I can only hope.