Daily Writing Check-in: January 17, 2016

Words/Time:Β  519 words of writing practice using my Writer Emergency Pack again. I brainstormed possibilities of what could happen after “Pursuit of Power” with questions about where there hero might travel to be out of his/her comfort zone.

“Pursuit of Power” is still something of an enigma to me. I started with the main character, Alexander’s, father dying under mysterious circumstances. When Alexander finds a small clue that suggests it not have been an accident, he starts down a path from which there is no return.

After 100,000 words, though, the story doesn’t end. His searching leads him down a path only peripherally related to his dad. He draws attention from some very powerful people, including one particular woman who is basically the leader of a crime syndicate. So then the book becomes about him and her sort of squaring off.

The book ends with no answers to his father’s mysterious death, or to some of the other questions that have come up in his searching. So there would have to be another book. I’m thinking it might behoove me to at least have a good idea of what’s going to happen in the follow-up, before I could complete final revisions on the first book, so lately I’ve been brainstorming that. To be honest, I’ve never thought this far in this story arc before, so it’s all new planning.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Writing Check-in: January 17, 2016

  1. Good luck with the brainstorming. I have a love-hate relationship with planning, loving the new concepts that come to mind & then hating it when a brilliant one won’t work πŸ˜‰ Your story sounds intriguing to say the least! Here’s hoping clarity strikes πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you. πŸ™‚ This is one of my favorite parts of writing. That discovery that some people say happens when they’re writing–when their characters take control and such–that happens for me during planning at least as much as it does during writing, maybe more. It can be a slow process, and sometimes I have to step away and do something else during my writing time and just muse about it the rest of the day until I hit on the right idea, but I enjoy it.

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