Monday, April 1, 2013
I had two brief periods of writer's block. One when I realized my villain wasn't interesting enough to be the main villain. So I made them a minion the the main villain. Then I had a couple of days when I just couldn't figure out how to end the novel. I kept writing stuff leading up to the ending but I couldn't decided where to have the climax. I had said my villain was in Johannesburg, South Africa (why, I don't know). But I've never been to Johannesburg. I had no idea where a good place would be to stage a climax. Not like Agent of Artifice where the climax was at the Space Needle in Seattle, and I could go there and research it. I didn't want to spend the thousands of dollars and hours on an airplane visiting Johannesburg.
But as I was writing the preliminaries for the climax it hit me. I won't give away the location but suffice it to say, it's generic enough that I could make it up and build the venue to my specifications.
So now the long, arduous proofreading process. I've never written a book this quickly. I'm hoping it is up to my usual standards of perfection. Which is, as perfect as I can make it.