My writing this week has been all school related. A tad depressing indeed but I’ve been thinking about my writing even if I haven’t been doing it. Specifically, I’ve been pondering pace. At LTUE, more than one panelist mentioned that you can’t have a story that is constantly on the run. People need some time to breathe, digest, think, care. If you push too much, then what should be a roller coaster ride becomes and exhausting climb. That’s bad. To that extent I’ve been pondering my stories and wondering if I have those peaks and valleys that keep a reader interested but not out of breath. Because the other extreme is equally bad. It’s called BORING!!
I believe I see a need to go back and identify those moments when I’m done with my stories to make sure I have a good flow and some inconsistency to mix things up a bit. I’d love to do it now but I need to write. The temptation to go back and fix before you are finished is something I struggle with all the time. But that, is for another post.
This is the Novel Mage saying *POOF*