Picture Perfect Delay

No Picture Perfect this week. In my edits I discovered I had some of the scenes filed out of sequence – so I’m figuring out how to get it back on tract. I should have it sorted out for next week.

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Coal Dusters – Chapter Delay

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Down to what I hope are the last chapters of Coal Dusters. I’m taking a week’s pause to consider how to pace them. I will be doing a time jump to the following spring – which would about a year after Lillian first arrived. Change of setting from Castleton Mines to Sydney needs to be smoother out a little more. I figure there’ll be another 6 chapters at most to bring it to a satisfying, if inconclusive, conclusion. 

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Coal Dusters – Chapter pending

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Coal Dusters

Chapter pending

No chapter this week. As I work through this draft I’ve come across sections that were not fully developed in the first Nanowrimo on rush. The aftermath of the mine cave-in is one of those sections. I merely sketched in a few things for Lillian as she deals with the disaster & the possible death of Steven.

I left her in chapter LV trying on wedding veils when the alarm for the cave-in was heard in Sydney. The following chapters are about Birk climbing to the surface & they essentially wrote themselves & the rest of his story arc was clear in my mind & needs no bridging. Lillian’s narrative was clear to me as well but I hadn’t developed enough of a bridge for her after the disaster,

I love this part of revision but this is a major addition that I don’t want to rush through. The 800 words I originally wrote about her immediate response to the disaster are good but she’ll need maybe another 2200 to carry her to what happens next in her story arc.

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