Wednesday, 27 June 2007

I've managed to knock off a bit more text. But the sub-plot is taking over. That's the problem with writing — a story is like Frankenstein's monster. Creating it is difficult enough but keeping it under control is another matter altogether. It lives!


Tracey said...

But isn't that the great joy in writing? I love it when things happen that I haven't thought about. Later, on reflection, I can often see that they were inevitable -- perhaps bubbling away in my subconscious all along. Give it free rein and see where it takes you.

Snail said...

I've had a revelation. I plot in the same way that I shop for shoes. I fall in love with a pair of shoes, decide that I should look at the complete range, wander from shop to shop, then end up buying the ones I drooled over in the first place. Having agonised over the sub-plot trajectory, I've come back to the path I devised ages ago. (Can you devise a path? You know what I mean.)