No. of skips: 100
No. of new words: 3,290
Peculiar way of carrying on really, all this writing down of stuff and then deleting most of it.
However, a new chapter 1 now exists. It needs some tidying, but:
It puts the character at the cusp of big, unforeseen changes and trying to cope. Floundering, but showing strength, weakness, faults, sensitivity.
Introduces the 2 other main characters and her feelings about them from page 1.
It has a few jokes.
She's much more rounded. I can see her quite clearly, looks a bit like Marian Keyes: little, with those lovely eyes. Redhead though.
The C1 conflict foreshadows the big change she goes through later on.
Spells out one of main themes in big, bold letters ten foot high, but there you are, at least it can't be missed now.
And, a la Shields, shows her doing what she's best at (workwise I mean).
Am still intrigued by this scene structure method. I have only dipped into it before, but did use it here. I printed up a sheet, several sheets for any other rewrites to fill in for each chapter. Not to a tee, but in all this creating something from nothing business, worth the crack I think.
What she wants at beg of scene. Specific. Clearly definable. Makes her proactive
something awful happens
emotional follow through to disaster, show her reacting to disaster, show her hurting
No good choices. Work through the choices, come to least-bad option
MAke her decide. Make it a good decision. Risky, but a chance of working
= NEW GOAL
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