Despite all of my enthusiasm and excitement, Round 3 of Row30 is not off to the most successful start. Based on my goal, I should have the prologue of SiaC finished at this point; in reality, I have a page finished. So there’s at least something! To be honest, I’m not too terribly worried. It’s only been a few days since it started and I just simply have to find a good stride and a good way to weave this goal in with all my other goals. I’m not working a late shift tonight, so I will be getting out of work near a Barnes & Noble, where I plan to go and sit until I finish the prologue. I tried to finish it last night before bed, telling myself to just charge on through and not let my head hit the pillow until it was finished, but I was so tired I couldn’t stand it. I want it to be good, not sleep delerious ramblings, and so it will just have to wait. But I do plan to have the prologue finished before the end of the day.
The main challenge with the prologue is the change in perspective. The first version of it was done from the perspective of a character that was really insubstantial, providing a sort of outsider’s look in of a major event that sets things into motion. Since I want to restrict my perspective to three characters, I have to turn the whole thing around into different eyes. I started with a quiet start, decided I wasn’t fond of it, and went back to mimicking the middle-of-action approach of the original. I wasn’t sure if I wanted the events to follow the exact pattern, or if I wanted to switch things up a little, but it looks like I’m trying to make it exactly like the original, just from a different view. And I’m enjoying the view, as well. Auferrix has always been fun for me to write.
Anyway, lots of work to get done today, so stay tuned, and good luck on any of your other goals!