Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Write Experience

I sat down in front of the computer with the firm intend to work on chapter four of The Ghost Crab. I had to leave it last night in the middle of an important and pivotal conversation. I was simply too tired to go on. I know it’s time to go to bed when I stare at the same three-word sentence for a while, wondering how to make it more brilliant.

I don’t usually wonder about brilliance. I did come across a sentence that was screaming for an edit, though:


Uncomfortable in his tie and suit jacket, Ben fidgeted in his chair.

That’s a classic “show don’t tell” sentence.

Anyway, I sat down this morning to finish the conversation, but I found myself setting up this blog instead. I told myself that it was important to finish setting up my website and adding this blog link, but that was just me procrastinating again.

So now I’m going back to chapter four. Mason and Ben just had a meeting with their biggest clients who are less than happy with the security they’ve been provided. This is an important chapter. It clarifies the conflict I set up in chapters two and three. What exactly is at stake here?

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2 comments:

Karen said...

Hey, Nadja! Wow that was quick work. Of course since we're on rival networks so to speak I have to do this all anonymouslike or whatever Blogger allows a Live Journal person like me to do. Anyway I'm bookmarking your Blog and I'll check back regularly. Insights into the writing process are always fascinating. :)

Karen

PS Glad you liked Bruno. Isn't he just beautiful!? Me too with the redheads. Soren pushes so many of my buttons sometimes I think you're in my head. Mason too, of course, in a different way.

Margaret said...

See what procrastination can do Nadja, you now have a blog! You leave me giddy with your achievements:-) Keep up the good work on Chapter 4, its going to come together.

Cheers
Margaret