There’s absolutely no reason for that post title aside from the fact that this line has been running through my head all day. Also I’ve been muttering lines from Motteke Sailor-Fuku to myself all week, I’m not sure what that’s about. Maybe anime OPs are like LSD and if you listen to them too often you get flashbacks for years afterwards.
Still working away at Resonance Book Two: Against Darker Days. Up to 145k and almost at the beginning of the end, so I’d say around 180k – 200k to finish. I may cut out some scenes, though. Not sure. After this first draft is finished I have to set it aside for a while. It’s a big, involved book with a lot going on, and I need distance before I read it through again to make sure it all works. Lots of characters running around all doing their own thing–as long as I can keep everyone’s motivations clear I think it’ll be easy to follow. Pacing is also an issue, there’s a balance between moving things forward and allowing characters time to develop. I suspect I’ve been a little self-indulgent as far as letting characters talk to each other is concerned, I think on my first actual objective read-through I’ll be yelling at myself to just get things moving in more than one scene. That’s okay, though, that’s what second drafts are for.
Anyway, I’m very much looking forward to getting this one finished, maybe another week or so and it’ll be done and I can move on to something else, most likely Charlotte Powers 2. (I’ve been in such a superheroes mood lately.)