Cathy Eats Her Words

October 11, 2008

reading the manuscript so far

Filed under: Author's Note,NaNoWriMo — jeanne @ 5:58 pm

so jim and i are reading th e story out loud, a day’s work a night. we’re up do day 5, chapter 3. i’m noticing that things go by very tersly, with not much development. i’m finding i don’t much like the dialog, which sounds stiff.

mainly we’re both amused because we know these events to intimately from when they happened and we changed the names.

it’s a good thing that the plot diverges from reality early on, and by the time i take up the keyboard again we will be in completely uncharted territory.

it’s fun reading what i wrote last year. i took loads of the dialog straight out of recent memory or saved email, and wrote everything as it was happening in my construction news blog.

i’m reading it because i need to know what i’ve written if i’m going to finish writing it, and ji’m’s hearing it because i sat with him day after day for a month and he never knew what i was writing.


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