As promised, I blogged about visiting Dracula’s Castle last week and look out for tomorrow’s post which will feature another Romanian castle I visited on my vacation and there’s even more to come.
So I’ve only written 2,000 words this week. My goal is 5,000 per week (plus more to make up for my slacking during vacation).
Basically I’ve written all I can up to the point where I’ve plotted. I have a rough outline of what’s coming next for the rest of the book, but before I can continue writing at my regular pace, I need to plot out the next 2-4 chapters.
For some reason plotting out the next chapters is more difficult that it was earlier and I think its because I’m entering Act II. Now I don’t know if 30,000 words is sufficient for Act I in a ~100,000 word novel, but that’s where I’m at so far. I read in many places that there should be a major “plot point” or whatever term is most common for this where some turn of events occurs and brings it into Act II. Well I think I figured out what that will be, but I need to finish of Act I which is leading up to that. Tough.
So, how do you make the major “plot point” signaling the entrance into Act II intense/action-packed/significant? Does the narrator kick-in and say something like “and life as she knew it would never be the same again” (ok not exactly that, but you know what I’m saying)? Please help.
How’s it going for everyone else?
Until next time,
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