Ahhh! There’s something so *fresh* about creating whole new scenes.
Put up another 1500 words tonight. Finished another “pink” section.
In case anybody cares, I came up with a new color system before I left Bermuda. It was there I had another “reorganization” that caused me to shuffle around a bunch of my second half and necessitated creating a half a dozen new scenes. Creating place-holders, that is. Scenes that still needed to be written to complete the story properly.
I have the scenes numbered and titled (some with self-amusing or inside-joke sorts of titles) in Excel:
- The stuff I got done (updated the Version-3.1 storyline) is coded light yellow.
- Old Friends and… Others
- Unwilling Rescue
- The Fitting
- The stuff I haven’t yet updated is light green.
- Second Tokens
- The Next Battle
- The scenes that still need to be written are vivid pink.
It is exciting to watch the overview change to a solid block of color.
Left to-do (before the whole book is at the same level, and I start the “real” revising/proofreading part):
- 3 pink
- 6 green
This might sound like a lot, but that is only 9 out of 29 scenes, which emphasizes I’m 2/3 done. Or caught up, or however you want to say it.
This time I’m only energized.
The last time, you may recall, I choked as I thought I was nearing the end. It just didn’t feel *right.* And it wasn’t right. This time everything seems to fit together ever better as I go along.
It’s a good thing I don’t believe in jinxes, or I wouldn’t dare be so delighted.