So I’ve written a lot of words for Chronicles of Mourra, and felt largely unsatisfied with most of them (just a fact I’ve mostly accepted lol). the current version of draft #1 (all the other version being incomplete) has about 7.8k words and…..I am probably going to scrap all of it once this draft is complete.
Why? Because i don’t think (at this moment, anyway) that any of it needs to be told. But! I need to write it out.
All these words are, currently, backstory and relationship development and largely just me getting familiar with these characters (which, yes, I know I made them myself but that doesn’t mean I know them) (#justwriterproblems). The actual like, inciting incident is probably gonna happen around the 15k mark (maybe even 20k).
And I don’t mind! I mean, I mind a little, but this is actually helpful to me! iIf I know these characters and their backstory at the level of detail I’m currently at, then the beginning I create for the reader (aka in draft #2) is actually going to be coherent and hook this hypothetical reader even though they won’t know everything (yet). Instead, the character relationships and how the inciting incident even came about will be revealed in fun little tidbits.
That’s the plan anyway. Who even knows how this will turn out.
— written Monday, 8 June 2020
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