Things that are important to me and maybe to you.

Jan 2 - Writing

I only wrote about 690 words today. But I ended a chapter, so a good place to stop.

I can’t seem to get the hang of “the setup”. Tom Clancy is sort of the master of “the setup”. The first hundred or so pages of his books are the setup. I’m thinking of Rainbow 6 or Without Remorse. In the first few chapters, we’re introduced to 37 characters who all have parts to play and then there’s the political, military, and social environment, etc. etc.

I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do that. I’m about 6500 words in and we’ve already had a space battle, pirates, and the main character get wounded. I have a plan and hopefully, this book will take me into the 100k word range. It won’t be easy, but I’m hopeful I can accomplish what I want to do.