Some of the Women in my Life

It’s my on call week again, but luckily I have my all new office to hide in and get some writing done. Which is what I’m about to do. I missed last week because I made plans to have lunch with a friend last Sunday in Toronto and I had stayed up late celebrating a birthday for a different friend. I’m not going to get on myself about it though because I’ve been pretty consistent about writing. I just need to make sure skipping doesn’t become a habit.
I’ve been listening to East Side Glory by Marnie Stern fairly obsessively. I really love some of her older stuff, but this song is just a different mood and I really dig it.

I’m reading Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente. It’s some beautiful prose, but I’m really not sure what’s going on yet. Regardless, I suspect I’ll enjoy the ride. It’s one of those novels where every few minutes, it gives me an idea and then I realize I’m thinking about the idea rather than paying attention to the book. I busted out a short story I had written yesterday too because I really had some solid ideas for it, but I’m not going to work on that on a Sunday.

I have a lot of time I still need to put into this book and I don’t want to get distracted.

Speaking of which, I’m having a hell of a time deciding what the best POV style is for this book as I go through the second pass. I feel like I can hit the voice of the characters better (specifically Abel) when I write it from first person, but I feel like I miss out of the perspective outside a child’s mind when I write that way (a 13 year old’s vocabulary is only so interesting). I think maybe I should just write a couple chapters both ways and see what feels right. Or maybe write it in first person and they try to translate that into third person. I’ll keep you posted.

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