I've had a bit of a rough week. My husband was on another business trip. It seems like the fourth trip in five weeks. On Tuesday morning at the dentist, I threw up all over my lap. My teen is being a teen, and my preschooler is in incessant 'Why?' mode. I'm kind of used up. Right about the time my husband got home from his trip, I got a migraine that had me in bed for 24 hours. This morning, just as I was about to write something much better than this, my internet connection died. It was up and down all day and then completely down until now. So I'm feeling a little frustrated.
The best part of my week was this: I didn't hear anything chewing or scratching in the walls. Unfortunately, that means there may be dead creatures in my walls, creatures that could turn poltergeist at any moment and start rearranging furniture or making toys attack us. Luckily, we don't own any clowns.
I was somehow able to type up edits to five chapters today - not final edits but definitely in that direction. I also have the beginnings of final edits marked up for six more chapters. I haven't typed them up and expect each of those chapters will take me a day to get through next week. I also worked a little on the plans for my NaNo novel.
So far, my biggest issue with writing fiction has been controlling point of view. I like writing in third person and getting in the heads of the characters as much as is needed. Until now, I've allowed myself to pop in and out of people's heads whenever I want. I didn't notice how jarring it is to the reader to do that. It get it now.
In this last novel I'm working on, I think I finally have POV under control in the final draft...except in one chapter where I need to be in the heads of two characters. It's a dark comedy, and what's happening in the chapter is a little messed up and uncomfortable. I want it to be a back and forth of unsaid thoughts. I'm not at all sure how I'm going to pull it off technically. I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually, but if any of you know of a story or novel where this is done well, please let me know.
My apologies for not getting around much this week. I have a college road trip planned for the weekend, so I doubt I'll get caught up reading your posts. Have a great weekend.