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your eyes are hollow and still it starts

Well, I wrote a flash piece tonight for a Secrit Project and mailed it off to its intended interim recipient, which means that tomorrow after running and yoga and weights, I get to hole up for the afternoon and evening and resume my toil in the vampire mines.

Basically, since I have two thirds of The White City, an alleged murder mystery novella in which people are currently being randomly killed by nobody for no reason, at this point I sort of need to go through what I have, possibly do a reverse outline, introduce some secondary characters so some/one of them can be the killer(s), figure out which one(s) IS/ARE the killer(s) and what their motive(s) is/are--oh, and get this other non-villain antagonist character onstage, because he's so limelight-shy he is, so far, Sir Not Appearing In This Story.

Yeah, it's not an easy life, but somebody has to live it.

Once I finish that, it's on to Grail. And after the vampire mines and the angel mines?

We shall see, precious. We shall see.

Oh, and of course, this Sunday coming is the first Sunday of the month, which means there will be a whole Shadow Unit episode, and not just a vignette/extra.

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Basically, since I have two thirds of The White City, an alleged murder mystery novella in which people are currently being randomly killed by nobody for no reason, at this point I sort of need to go through what I have, possibly do a reverse outline, introduce some secondary characters so some/one of them can be the killer(s), figure out which one(s) IS/ARE the killer(s) and what their motive(s) is/are--oh, and get this other non-villain antagonist character onstage, because he's so limelight-shy he is, so far, Sir Not Appearing In This Story.

You mean... I'm not the only one who does that?

OH THANK GOD.
No, really. you know, if any two stories would consent to being written the same way, this job would be easier.
oh, and get this other non-villain antagonist character onstage, because he's so limelight-shy he is, so far, Sir Not Appearing In This Story.

That was me and the first draft of Deeds of Men, except that Sir Not Appearing WAS the villain. Which I guess is one step further along the path (because at least I knew who the killer was), but also a bigger failure on my part, because dude. I knew the murderer and he still wasn't anywhere in the story.

You've no doubt said this before and I just forgot, but -- is The White City connected with other work or a stand-alone?
Well, since i haven't even INVENTED the villain yet... yeah.

at least I know who Sir Red Herring is...

It's a New Amsterdam novella.
people are currently being randomly killed by nobody for no reason
Explains the icon, which I love (and can only respond to in one way. Heads!)

Good luck beating your story, and characters, into shape.
Are you familiar with The Skinhead Hamlet?

If not, do google it. *g*
...That is one heck of a find *g*

I never thought I'd laugh at Hamlet!
This was hilarious, and reassuring.

I have two-thirds of a trilogy sitting in my filing cabinet with a similar ailment..

Get in there and start swinging; eventually you'll find somebody to pin this on.