Sunday, August 22, 2004

Novel Approach

I’ve been doing a lot of work on Bobby Cramer the last couple of weeks; I passed page 700 (Courier 12, double-spaced) last week. One of the things I had to do was go back to the beginning of one section and do some major re-writing. When I first wrote the section several years ago I basically sketched in an outline and told myself I’d come back to it and flesh it out later. Well, it’s later, and pieces are falling into place. I’ve done a lot of re-reading, too, and correcting little glitches like anachronisms – the storyline takes place in 1979 and I have to be sure I don’t include things like cell phones and laptops – and be sure that my music references are in tune with the times – remember Supertramp’s Breakfast In America? I also made up a nice little chart that reminds me of details such as the birthdates and ages of some of the major characters.

Anyway, it’s coming along nicely, thank you.