marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

slowing down story

I'm outlining a story. It's not the sort that takes place over a couple of hours, or even a couple of weeks.

Going to take all winter. And then some. A certain bush will flower at a decisive point, which gives it a definitely terminus.  (Characters will even have to find an excuse to stick around after their excuse of overwintering is transparent.)

But, that means it has to take time. I have to play out the incidents with bad weather and ordinary time and the usual visits and Christmas festivities that will not move much of the story forward (not even the romance subplot) and other stuff.

It's not something I'm good at. sigh. At least I will get the practice.
Tags: story time

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