It’s been 14 days and 26,281 words and I’m still hitting my daily word count.
This month is turning into a marathon writing exercise. I don’t feel like I’m working on a first draft, more like an exploration of the concept.
World building – My setting is a near future with no game-changing technological advances. The world building has more to do with with speculative developments based on current events and trends. I need to work out the chain of events, both macro and micro, that brought the characters to where they are when the story begins.
Character Discovery – I still don’t have a handle on my major characters. Part of the problem is the world building. I don’t know exactly what my characters have been through before chapter one so I don’t know how they relate and respond to what’s happening around them.
Plot Development – I suspect I’ve written the wrong type of plot for my concept. Again it goes back to the world building. If I could understand understand the extremities of my setting better, I could find a story that delivers the most entertainment.
Tone – This story is serious and dramatic, not what I usually write, nor what I’m best at. Not much can be done about that, though. I love the concept and there’s no way to do it other than dramatically.
Honestly, I’m sick of this. But I will not quit.