Sunday, September 11, 2011

killing off characters

One of the advantages (and there are only a few let me tell you) of procrastinating over this final book is that the characters and their situations become more interesting without my meddling and then I can see further use for them - especially the ones which are destined to shuffle off their mortal coils.

I had been feeling somewhat aggrieved that one of my characters was going to kick the bucket so to speak but am pleased to announce that this particular one lives for a good many more chapters than was first intended. In fact, the action before and at his/her demise is butt-kicking, nail-biting edge-of-your-seat kind of stuff.

seven weeks to dealing and counting.....

1 comment:

Rachael King said...

There is definitely something to be said for the slow approach. Often the longer you take to write that first draft the more things 'percolate' in your head ie your subconscious gets to work and solves many problems in a more interesting way than your conscious mind works. Well, that's my procrastination excuse and I'm sticking to it! Hope it's going well Tania. :-)