This morning's epiphany was about my novel:
- I've been writing super-long chapters and need to go through and untangle them so I can review the structure
- I need a family tree and character sheet for readers as all the names are Bosnian and confusing for members
- I've been creating a style sheet-that I need to convert into a glossary
- I need to create a map so I can track the action and movement in my back
The other idea had to do with my daughter's remote learning and activities I want to set up for her.
This morning I woke up feeling energetic to get going. I had a friend call me and had a lovely long chat that really uplifted my spirits. Then I sat down to work on the family tree and frittered all this time attempting to figure out the best way to do it. Frustrated with myself I began online searches about where to buy a map of in 1990 Srebrenica online. I did a little bit of writing and moving chapters around, but got derailed when I couldn't find an attribution for a quote and had to search multiple documents.
So all in all a bit of a wasteful day. Hubby and I attempted watching a documentary but after Tiger King the one we started seemed tedious and boring. There was only one thing left to do-spend the afternoon of reading.
Here's hoping tomorrow will be a more productive day.
What I'm reading:
I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
This is such an engaging thriller. Jess finds herself stranded in the wilderness and has to find the strength and courage to survive, despite overwhelming odds. Marshall truly takes the writer's advice to not be kind to her characters to the max. There were some scenes that were hard to read and I was riveted to find out how she would get her character out of the jam. This was a great read and I'm going to add Marshall to her my must read list.