My time, thought and energy is divided equally among the three things I most value in life, my relationship with my wife, my health and my writing. My health took top billing recently (to be the subject of my other blog - if time permits) and put a dent in the writing, the real writing, the novel; blogging is a luxury.
So where am I, 12,000 words into Arch and all over the place.
The part of chapter three that got done was because a scene involving POV character (Hyatt - a villain in the sense that he opposes the aims of heroine Rowena) got way too long and was split.
The Jorgena of chapter one is the mother, lover, mother-in-law or grandmother of almost all the important characters (nothing like keeping it in the family) At the start of Break, she is a mysterious figure but never with a POV, she almost disappears in Face but will play a pivotal role in Arch; time she spoke up for herself.
The process is difficult to describe. I was writing Lee's second scene where he reports to his superior and was looking for a nifty ending. A sudden thought had me hitching him to one of Jorgena's twin daughters who have also been waiting since Break to play a part. Jorgena in chapter 1 mentioned them as traveling so I put them in Lee's home town.
I had no idea I would do this until it was done. This is what I mean by a difficult to describe process - as Forrest Gump would say - it happens. It happens as I write it, arising spontaneously from a restless mind in tune with the created world and its characters - I think?
I have also give Sarah a POV (I have in my sketchy overall plan a sacrificial role for one of the twins - which is as yet undecided).
Who knows what will have happened by my next blog? I don't - yet.