2 thoughts on “Slow and Steady – By a Hare – Chapter Five

  1. This chapter was tough, but a mixed-bag kinda tough. As I was writing, I really dove into each character’s internal monologue. I spent paragraphs going on and on with their inner thoughts about one another. I was having a blast! Then I realized: there was hardly any talking. I’d written scenes that had no/little interaction between the characters. This was really weird for me, and I think I know why. By writing ‘by the seat of my pants’ I was working against my personal process. At my core, I’m a plotter. Typically, I ‘sketch’ a scene by writing dialogue first. So, the drafts resemble a screenplay. I then go back and add action, setting, and internal monologue.


    Well. Look at that. I *am* learning something as new as I write this serial. I *think* what I am learning is that I can, on occasion, hybridize my plotting with pantsing. I just need to pants my dialogue first, then write the rest of the scene.

    What I did miss in this scene were some of Rez’s threads and callbacks. But, I realized that if I was working with a completed manuscript, I would space/disperse those elements throughout the entire book. Therefore, it’s okay that they don’t appear in every scene.

    I think so. I hope so. 🙂

    And I also missed explaining, in clear and concise language, Emys’s interest in Rez. Next chapter I will do that. I totally promise…

    Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this chapter.

    Thank you again for reading!


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