I wrote quite a bit on Fugitive last night, finally getting over that 70,000 word mark. Yay!! Only 20,000 more to go! *sigh* I'm writing this one differently than the others, and I think it has to do more with writing in third person than anything. With a first person story, you might start off with a little jump to some sort of teaser that actually occurs later in the book, or you might stop and tell a little backstory, but once you begin the meat of it, it pretty much falls chronologically after that. In third person, however, you have several points of view going at the same time, and it's sometimes difficult to know where to place them. For example: whose version of time span A-B do you write first? Can you jump ahead and write a later chapter if you aren't sure where you're going next? Or should you take one point of view and follow it through to the end, then write another and splice them together? I'm not sure how most other writers do that, and it isn't something I felt the need to know until now. I'm not an English major by any means, and creative writing was a sideline until recently. Writing nurse's notes is chronological, but factual, and there's very little call for writing dialog, which is what I prefer to write. I drift into narrative from time to time, but probably less than I did in first person. I may be a published author, I still don't really consider myself a seasoned professional. I just do it the way it feels right to me, and then my editor makes suggestions. It's all a learning process. I'm better than I was, but not as good as I could be. I don't think anyone ever is.
In other blog news, I have a hard time thinking in Pacific time since I don't live there, so I reset the time zone to Eastern Time, which means that posts will go up earlier than they have in the past.