My four year old had her tonsils out this week. Ugh.
My work on Upturned Stones fell off a cliff, as my mental abilities were spent entirely on soothing and medicating my girl. Both girls actually, as little sister ironically contracted strep throat the very day big sister’s tonsils came out. That was unfortunate!
Luckily, between my detailed outline and the chapters I’ve already written, it has been relatively easy to jump back into the story. As I reread what I’ve accomplished so far, I corrected that nagging little issue of voice.
First person still sounded off to me. It felt more like blogging than writing fiction. So I finessed the first three chapters into a reasonable facsimile of third person, to be more thoroughly edited later. I haven’t worked on enough new material to know if third person will work, or to develop a flow, but I have high hopes that it will come.
If only life wouldn’t keep steamrolling my resolutions! I really want this draft to be done by mid-October at the latest. It’s a gentle resolution, really, but I need to keep moving, come strep throat or high water!