Despite over a thousand words of Earth, After Liberation on Sunday I’m really not happy with how its going. I’m trying to figure out whether I should stop the story about 10,000 words ago when there’s a big change in the lives of the protagonists. This is where the story changes a little as well, and this is where I’m having the problems. I can’t seem to get the tone right or how to get to the end of the story smoothly, at the moment it’s feeling very clunky.
I’ve not done any work on it for the last couple of days, partially because I’ve been a little unwell and partially because I’ve wanted to think over where I want to take the story. I’ve made one decision about one of the storylines but I’m really not sure what I want to do with the rest of the story. I’ve got an arc I’d like to follow but it’s not feeling right at the moment. I was thinking about cutting back to the point I mentioned earlier where I’d scrap maybe the last 8-10,000 words, okay not scrap but take them out of this story.
I’m not going to do it yet though. I’m going to print off what I’ve written so far and look through it and see if I can get myself back on track. This’ll also let me work out where I need to make the tweaks or the other story change I’ve already decided to make.
I’m hoping that reading through what I’ve got will help me find out how to connect where I am now and where I want the story to end.