For a while now, I’ve been saying I’m about one-third of the way through my novel. It’s nearly time for a change.
A word about process. The story arc notes I’ve just made – more the manner in which I made them – was a revelation. Not a lot of time taken, but absolute clarity about what was required and a keen focus on the job at hand, which resulted in new scenes composting, preparing to be written. After that, an entire section on the timeline will be complete.
It’s made me realise that a short sharp focus elsewhere may well bear fruit and iron out nagging questions such as ‘how do they get from there to there?’ that have been bothering me.
Either way, as I approach the (almost) halfway point of the novel, I’m definitely seeing it as a glass half full thing, rather than half empty.