Diary of a writing project. Day 39: the ​first act key points

This week word count goal: 32 500 words
Word count goal so far: 22 442 words

And suddenly, I had to remind myself I was also writing a Romance. Sort of. This book is walking on many genres lines.
While I find it really fun to play around with the rules within the genres, I still need to focus on plot points.

The first act is nearly complete (yé!), and I want every key scenes to hit at the right moment.

  • Hook is a done deal, waiting for revision and critique and beta-readers.
  • Inciting incident, oh heck yeah I got it! It’s one of the first scene I wrote – yeah, turns out I wrote the middle first.
  • The key incident is dealt with as well. All though, it might not be strong enough…

After assessing that, I had to take a step back and make some major choices. I can’t kill any of the characters, because they’re all at the core of the internal dilemma of the main character. She is being nice and friendly and happy-to-help with a big bunch of people.
She’s willing to make her life miserable in order to remain popular at her school, even if she does see it… yet.
But I sure can downgrade some of them.

It’s hard to find the right balance, but I’m getting around it. Slowly but surely.

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Until next time, dear writer friends!

Auteur : Marie Alice

Writing away and reading books. Joy! Écrire à tout vent et lire des romans. Joie!

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