Thursday, September 16, 2021

Is it really September already?

We're more than a fortnight into the month, and I still can't believe it's September already. I still remember the goals I set at the start of the year — finishing The Guy from the Library was certainly one of them — as well as all the projects, scheduling troubles, and other personal admin follies I knew I'd be contending with. I guess I just can't believe a brand new year will be starting soon.

Right now, I'm working on another Somerville Story, The Guy from the Park, though I really should get a wriggle on with The Guy from the Wedding. But I've hit a snag with that one. The old outline I was using when I started that story isn't working for me anymore. It didn't give me enough room to explore the characters' personalities enough to let them shine through in the story.

I stumbled upon a new planning system, and now that I've reconsidered Wedding in that light, I may go back to the drawing board. Hopefully a revised outline will mean faster chapter updates once things get going again.

Hopefully 🤞

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