Slashing with the Two Edged Sword

After much thought and plotting, I think that I’ll be able to merge my newly developed storyline with the already existing storyline by slashing some largely unimportant chapters.  I like this solution, as it is focused and driven and will result in a much stronger book.  I was concerned about the middle of my book anyway, because it seemed to move all over the place in a choppy manner without pulling things together. 

So it just goes to show – never despair, things will all fall into place in the end anyway.  Sometimes.

A Good Solution is a Two-Edged Sword

Now this is interesting.

In working on what my main ‘push’ was going to be for the last 20,000 words of my work in progress, I finally came up with a great idea that will tie everything together.  Trouble is, it’s such a strong theme that I could have written the whole book with it.  Now I’m wondering if I should go back and write it in.

Don’t you just hate that?

The Ideas Bag

I blogged here about getting ideas, and how I’m not someone who has a drawer full of them waiting for me to pick them for my next masterpiece.  However, this probably needs revising.

The beauty of writing is that the more you write, the more you see ideas around you.  I have found in the last few weeks or so I’ve come up with a number of ideas!  Perhaps it’s because I can see the end in sight with my current project, or perhaps I’m just dreading finishing it.  Either way, I have some possibilities for the next project.

The disappointing thing is, not many of them are in the fantasy genre.  They’re all history or crime or a mixture of both.  What does that mean?  Probably that I’m reading too many history and crime books!