Dec 12, 2008

It's Getting There

Yesterday I wrote a scene I’ve been wanting to add with my main characters up to their necks in hot water, literally. Who knew a bath could stretch out for so many pages, or so many thousand words. ;-) Today they get to move the action to the bedroom and in a couple of days (their time) it’ll be time for the MMC’s ceremony confirming him as heir to the throne and time for the antagonist to make her move. The end is in sight. Well, the end of the story, not the end of the writing. There’s still a couple of plot craters to fill.

After I finish the ending, which involves the antagonist poisoning the FMC and then leaving her unconscious body in the catacombs and the MMC has to find her before the poison kills her, I still have two major transition scenes.

The first takes place shortly after they arrive on the MMC’s planet and they discover who he is. At the doctor’s suggestion, they take him to places and show him things he used to do in an effort to jog his memory. It bodes to be boring, but it’s still necessary because I also need to work in the antagonist’s animosity towards the FMC and there needs to be a couple of subtle attempts on the FMC’s life.

The second takes place after he gets his memory back where he attempts to prove to the FMC just what a manly man he is. It has a potential for humour and it is, of course, where the first wedge gets driven between them.

Would it be too much to ask that I get this sucker done by Christmas?

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