I drafted two new chapters in my novel “Watching a Glass Shatter” today. Chapter 2 was the widow’s view on the funeral and Chapter 3 was the reading of the late husband’s will where she learns a shocking secret.
The secret while a bit of a game changer was not the hardest part. It was the letter I had to write that the husband leaves the wife. I poured emotion into it trying to convey both the heartache behind dying and the the pain of the choice he made years ago.
I internalized it and I feel the weight of the story on my shoulders now. It’s temporary, but it is still powerful. I feel good about these chapters.It encourages me to continue with this story.
I feel the characters are powerfully depicted but I of course wrote them so I’d hope I feel that way. I’ll be curious what others think if I post anything.
Progress was good today. 🙂
Today I completed the outline for “Watching a Glass Shatter.” It will have 30 chapters each told from a different character’s perspective (a total of 7 main characters plus a few supporting ones).
I also finalized my choice of which son is the adopted one. It wasn’t easy, but once I flushed out the order of the events, determing who actually finds the birth mother and worked my way through the ultimate ending to the story, I settled on which brother it would be.
Prologue written. 30 chapters outlined. Tomorrow I begin on detailed character sketches.
It feels good!