Monday, January 25, 2010

Post: Enough with the Exposition Already!

Apparently that's something I need to keep in mind when I venture deeper into this revision. I don't know if this is the same for any of you, but for me, I tend to go a little overboard when the time comes to explain things. Everything has to be spelled out or laid out on the table. Perhaps I do this because I don't know what's going on in the story myself, so if I put it down on paper, it helps me to make sense of it. As a result, I may (and have) bore some readers out of their mind. And so, that's my agenda this week; cut down the exposition, and leave more mystery. The weekend was nice and refreshing, so I'm ready to tackle the challenges before me.

Update: The usual news. Chapter 5 is done and awaiting committee review, and I'm about to start chapter 6, with the mindset of cutting down exposition. With any luck, I'll be on chapter 7 next week, which will put me right on schedule. We're aiming for this novel to be finished by June, if you remember.

I'm going to cut this short this time. A prompt to restart my computer keeps popping up every two minutes. It's driving be batty.

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