In this post:
- Background information
- Progress report
Okay, here's the deal. My wife has done a lot more than I have, so far as "put together a coherent, sensible, long-form story" goes, and she's asked me to read her draft. The last time I tried to read a draft of this story, it was too miserable for me and I gave up. But she gave me a new draft, and it's definitely different. Different names, different framing, some different decisions on tone...
Thing is, to be honest, I'm still not sure if it's my cup of tea. I've had this feeling before about other things, that were really engaging once I put the effort in... But to see if that'll happen, I have to put the effort in.
Hence this series.
The novel is broken into multiple "books". My goal for this week is to finish the first "book". By page count, I'm about halfway through. (I had gotten a few chapters in, and my basic plan is to go about a chapter at a time.)
Okay, so, the reservation I had on doing this like this is, I have no idea how to talk about what I'm reading. I believe I'd read past the end of book 1 previously, so everything I'm going to read is going to fit into a context of revised content. (That was a lot of tenses.)
I guess all I have to say right now is, I did the reading for this entry, so I'm on track.
Next time, another chapter.