Yesterday morning, while exercising - I always have ideas while I'm exercising, it must be the accelerated pumping of blood to the brain - I thought about the opening chapters of my first book, "I Am a Muse".
The end of the year is fast approaching now, and I have set myself a deadline. As no agent/publisher has so far been interested in my book, I will publish it myself in 2012.
Recently, because I haven't had time to do a lot of work on my second book, I have found myself thinking about the first one more and more. There is a section in there I just KNOW I have to work on - basically, I might have to add a scene to the book.
Then there's the tricky question of the opening chapters. With hindsight, the first part might be a little too slow for it to kick off the book properly, and I have spent a bit of time playing around with the first few chapters. I now have re-organised them so as to have the more dynamic, urban London scenes straight from the beginning, then the action switches to Cornwall where we meet the other main character of the novel before travelling back to London and resume the story where we had left it a few pages back.
I will need to go back properly to "I Am a Muse" in the forthcoming weeks. I need to re-read it again and decide whether to press ahead with writing the "missing" scene or not. Is it really missing? Would it change a lot of things plot-wise?
This is the beauty of writing: I don't really know myself and I am writing the bloody thing!
In other news, I am trying to get back to "The Book of Thoth". I have been finding it difficult to get back into the story after such a long time, but I am quite satisfied with the re-reading of the last few chapters and the corrections I have made so far on the first draft. Now I need to take the story forward.
I think therefore I write.
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