|time, scene order, and a snippet
||[Dec. 2nd, 2008|11:09 pm]
Write or Die
Well, my novel is technically done. I say technically because I am still missing a few scenes and the major surgery of time order will most likely produce another 20-30k of material in estimation. Right now, I am at 76k.
One question I wanted to ask of all of you (or the few of you, since only a couple people are posting!): what is your take on "flashbacks" versus following a chronological order versus an unconventional approach that has a present, happening now, while large chunks of the story occur in the past? I think I have given up on chronological workings, as it appears that I am already committed to allowing my character a great amount of insight on past events. I was just wondering if anyone had any pitfalls or pointers to share when working with time.
And here's a snippet of a scene from today's efforts:
“Aren’t you tired,” I ask him, giving the bed a cursory inspection before sitting down.
“Tired of what? Goldie was just giving me music lessons.”
“Yes, in bed. I need to know how to carry a tune while lying down. Have you ever tried it?”