Ever had that one chapter that was crucial to your plot line but you just couldn’t find the perfect place to put it? That’s my latest dilemma as a novice writer. There are about four different places I could put it but they all are somehow off. Putting it at the beginning makes other chapters seem less powerful. Sticking it in the middle disrupts the emotional flow. Putting it closer to the end is too far into the story for it to work the way I need it too. I could just scrap the whole thing ore re-write it, probably the safer and smarter idea, but I like it how it is. I’m tabling it for now but once I’ve gotten the rest of my first draft completed I will definitely come back to it.
So I went on a free writing binge for over two days, typing almost non-stop from 9am till almost midnight. This is a good thing, except it highlighted an issue I never would have thought about if it hadn’t happened to me. Morning, day three I woke up and the fingers I use on my track pad were starting to form tiny blood blisters.
When I bought my laptop I liked that the track pad wasn’t as slippery as my previous one, and now I see that maybe that was a good feature to keep. Typing with those fingers was agony and not using them led to many errors. I guess I better start looking for a kick ass mouse and while I’m healing switch to old school pen and paper.
Slippery Track Pads – Just another thing to consider for those writers looking for the perfect laptop.
One Less Angel
Hair of Fire
Eyes of Water
Friend of God
Yet purpose unknown
Silently sleeping unaware of the world
Her once rosy cheeks, placid and pale
Missed symptoms of a silent killer
Secrets of a troubled mind
No more pain will she feel
No more smiles will she share
No more laughter will she hear
One less angel on earth
Tragedy for all
A young yet full life gone
A prayer for all who cared
Memories will never fade