Thursday, July 19, 2007

Off We Go

Not so much into the Wild Blue Yonder, but off to the beach, anyway. Looking at houses. By August, I should be re-located. For the most part. I hope. So today, I'm trying to get everything ready to go--and mail a birthday present. The oldest grandboy will be six on Monday. (Ack!) I also packed up all the stuff I found at the house when I cleaned up. (Including the missing box for the video.)

I have written my 25 pages for the week. I wanted to go further, but I wasn't sure where I was heading. The past couple of days, my characters have been walking somewhere--today they arrived, and I am not real sure what needs to happen here. I can figure out some kind of a scene, but what purpose would that scene have? How could it affect the plot? It needs to affect the plot in some way. So, I'm thinking I might do a flashback, use it to explain why my heroine stayed on the island.

I've decided on some major revisions, cutting out early scenes, mostly because what I've learned during research doesn't match up with what I had originally plotted. Westerners were actually in less danger than Chinese in Japanese-occupied territory during WWII, even out of China, even those from nations at war with Japan. At least somewhat. And the plantation society was primarily male, so there weren't many children needing teaching. Schools mostly came through the missions. And all this means major tweaking, especially to my motivations. Major plot events don't have to change, but the hows and the whys will, and I don't know exactly what those are going to be. So I guess I'll have to think about that over the weekend.

I was going to post stuff about RWA conference, wasn't I? Well, I forgot. I'll make a note of it for next time...

1 comment:

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