The Magical Flight

It has been a busy morning so far.  I’ve made and cut images, and I’ve been working out more details for B For Bewitching.  In fact, I managed to throw on scene in to finish up an existing chapter, and I’ve created two more chapters to finish up Act One.  Just running things around in my head, if I figure on each scene being somewhere between two and three thousand words, then Act One should end up around thirty thousand words long.  Yeah, sure:  I’ve said that before.  But this time I mean it.

This is the layout of a writer who only tells the truth.

This is the layout of a writer who only tells the truth.

The ideas that I have rolled around in my head are starting to come together, and I’m certain that as I go along I may actually add scenes to Act One.  It’s possible, but so far I’m loving what I’m seeing.

While I’m only showing a couple of chapters in the main body of the program, the binder on the left shows the work I’ve tackled this morning.  Late Night in the Garden was added to the end of Chapter Seven, and Chapters Ten through Fourteen have been moved to Part Four in Act Two.  Act One is gonna be the set up for a lot of things, and Act Two will act as the scene of a bit of conflict.  That would mean Act Three is gonna be a lot of resolution, with a payoff of a couple of happy kids dancing off into the sunset.  Well . . .

The metadata synopsis sort of gives away a few plot points, but that’s okay, because do you really know what I’m saying to myself, other than, “You’re going to hurt you kids, aren’t you?”  Well, that goes without saying, but at the same time I’m going to give them periods of tenderness here and there, because they need those moments.  I’ve already mentioned one moment that will either come at the end of Act Two or the beginning of Act Three, and it’s one that will actually show up a couple of times after that.  It’s quickly becoming my favorite scene in a story that’s still forming.

The strange thing is that since I’ve started working out the details of the novel in my head, and begun putting them into the computer, moments are starting to come together, and it’s becoming easier to see how certain events could and do affect my kids.  I’m also seeing some challenges ahead for me in terms of how I’m going to write certain scenes, because of the logistic problems that arise in trying to make them interesting.  Hey, the age-old problem for writers, yeah?  I’ll worry about that when the time comes, because to worry about it now is pretty stupid.

I’m starting to finally get into the creation of this story.  I’m thinking of laying out some parts with an “XX” after the title, because I don’t know for certain the number that will go with the segment.  I do know they’ll end up in Act Three, so if I want to lay out those sections I could do that–maybe today.

After all, I already know the ending to this novel.  I just have to build the road to get there.