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I finished chapter 10 -yay me, and I'm working on chapter 11 now. But I don't know...something about chapter 10 is bothering me. I wrote some pretty decent stuff, and followed (mostly) my outline and I reread it and couldn't figure out what was wrong, but I just have a funky feeling about it. And I think...maybe I don't really have a good grasp on my character's motivations in this chapter. But because of certain events that take place in the chapter, perhaps it's feasible that they aren't quite so in touch with their motivations either. Things are starting to fall apart in this chapter. There is a major revelation, a betrayal, a seriously crossed boundary line, a threat, and a minor freak out session by not one, but two of my sisters. That's a lot of things happening.
I feel like Donna now. She went through three versions of chapter 10 until she got it right. Her chapter 10 was like my chapter 1. So who knows, maybe there is something about chapter 10's if you are in The First Novels Club... But hopefully I will get through 11 and maybe 12 tonight if Im a real super star!
Also, I printed out my book so far and it is heavy and thick and I love it. I love the feel of it in my hands and the weight of it, and I know I'm only in the middle and it needs to get twice as heavy! I can only imagine now how obsessed I'll be when it's an actual book. I'm going to want to carry it around like a baby. There's just something about seeing the words on actual paper and not just your computer screen that like proves to you, hey-I did something, I created something. It's so cool!
UpDate: I figured out why I felt so wierd about chapter 10...I kept looking at my outline for the events coming afterwards and I realized that I wrote in 10 was right-but the following planned events needed to happen before-I was dragging things out too long when there was already a natural progression of things. My characters knew that-I didn't! I continued my musings on how much the characters of your story really do know and when to sort of let them call a shot here and there at The First Novels Club.