OK, so I occasionally have a useful thought on a Monday morning. Only on rainy Monday mornings in California, on odd-numbered days in November.
Here was mine today – I should not be trying to avoid making mistakes with this novel. I should be making all the mistakes on purpose, just to get them out of the way. And I’m doing a great job of it so far. Here are is the story of all my mistakes, thus far.
Prologue: I have a prologue (see previous post).
Chapter 1: I began this book without having a clue how it would end. I know some writers thrive on that. I am not one of them.
Chapter 2: The h/h both begin the book (convinced that they are) in love with other people. *smacks forehead* It’s way too late to change it now.
Chapter 3: My hero defies definition. He is alpha outside, beta inside, with a fudge torture ripple. He’s a torbelpha. And despite all of that (or perhaps because of it) he’s far from the most interesting character in the book. Right now, he’s coming in at about fourth.
Chapter 4: As mentioned in a previous post, my plot involves hunting, fishing, and riding — none of which I have ever done. Write what you know? Hah!
I know there are other mistakes I’m forgetting, others I haven’t yet realized I’ve made, and still more I haven’t gotten around to making yet.
Help me round out the list. What other mistakes should I just commit and get out of my system NOW?