Okay, so I’m not really rolling again yet. I tried to convince myself that adding the Pidaal character and beefing the subplot here would not change the story intrinsically, but it’s not working. Really I was trying to avoid re-outlining. I write much better with a road map, and I haven’t been able to convince myself that this little detour is still in sight of the main road. Pidaal needs to be more important than that. So today he got a character sketch and a background while I tried to see which direction the story is taking from here. I know where it’s going, just not how it’s getting there. Though by the end of the writing day, I at least have more clues than at the beginning. Apparently this stage can’t be rushed. I’m ahead of my projected wordcount pace, and I’m not under contract, so I can afford the time to do this right. Honestly? I’d rather be writing. But being as I prefer writing to REwriting, I’m taking the necessary time. I’m not sure if I’ll get a chance to work on things over the weekend because we FINALLY have a warm sunny weekend forecasted, and there’s a zillion outside things that need doing on the farm. So, we’ll see. It can percolate around at the back of the brain, at least.
Ehh–I know how those detours go. Sometimes they take you to some very interesting places.