September 22nd, 2013

Guri praying

Outlining. Again. Forever.

So, in a fit of utter insanity, I decided to attempt to turn Angry Bitter Angel into a novel. Considering the fact that I'm not a natural novelist, this is going about as well as you'd expect. Which is to say, not at all.

What I wanted to do was a sort of three-part thing where all three parts could stand alone, or somewhat--after all, part one stands on its own just fine, thanks. But I'm looking at the Hollywood Formula, and trying to shoehorn that into the seven-part story structure, and I'm not actually sure that works.

Plus there's the fact that I've got a Great Swampy Middle here that I'm not sure what happens in it. I have a great story for the third act, but Act Two is giving me fits.

*squints* I guess I could outline Act Three. That might make actual sense, since I have some idea what happens in it. Hell, maybe I'll skip Act Two altogether, or decide after writing Act Three that Act Two is already encompassed within the whole thing.


See, this right here is why I do these blog posts. More often than not, writing out the dilemma gives me the solution to it.