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Last week went great; this week, so far, is less promising. While some great character ideas and research got me going with the most difficult of the main protagonists, I am having a hard time finding her voice.
In order to change my thoughts and attack things from a different angle I have started reading “The Crusades through Arab Eyes,” written by a Lebanese scholar. It will help with not only the general backdrop of the series, but also with specific characters. It’s probably also a smart thing to read if you want to understand, for instance, geopolitics…
Finally, given that the outline is fairly solid for the beginning of the book, I will be hammering ahead with the first chapters.
Wednesday, May 27, 1992. 0830
|What I Write||
Working on a large slipstream / fantasy world with a (non-CW) co-writer.
Interzone, M-brane “2020 Visions”, Tumbarumba, West Pier Gazette, EscapePod
Hack my way through a detailed plot outline plus character profiles for the first novel. Complete the first five chapters. Drink a few cocktails.
Whatever is possible!