marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

sticking some padding in

So plugging along on the revision and thinking, I really need to stick some padding in there. . . .

Well, not padding as such.  I need to slow down the transition.  There's the point at which they realize they won, and furthermore, other good things are happening as a consequence.

Then there's the point where they start about talking about what they can do next.  As in, where they can live, and what they can do to support themselves.

Even our ever-chirpy and hopeful heroine is going to need a moment to take it in.  As for our hero, who was grimly slogging along out of pure duty in the face of despair, it's going to take more than a moment.

So -- expanding their reaction, before they have a chance to think.
Tags: characterization, endings, point of view, transition
Subscribe

  • dealing with the witch

    ding-dong the witch is dead -- The first one at any rate. I comment on her body first, but then I elaborate on the breaking of her spells.…

  • the things you miss

    The heroine has brought another character back to life. (Ah, the luck you (sometimes) have in fairy tales!) Then it struck me that later in the…

  • connections

    The muse is often so busy chasing after bright ideas that she misses the obvious. So, if the story is rife with ghosts, AND the brothers of the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments