Another week and yet more editing has taken place. The title of this post refers to another glaringly obviously discrepancy in my writing.
The library itself is not mobile as in it’s on wheels or anything. It is mobile by the fact that it moves around the house!
My novel is a historical mystery set on a Victorian estate. When the detective interviews the residents of the manor the library is downstairs. Then after dinner it has disappeared from downstairs and reappeared upstairs.
It’s just one of many areas of my notes that are written in red pen to alert me to the fact that there is something wrong. So far I’ve had time lines that don’t match up and first impressions of the manor that no longer match the house’s description.
(The house started out as a very grand classical style mansion and is currently a slightly less grand red brick Victorian manor house… type of place… you really have to be in my head to see it. Or in a billion years time when I finally get this all finished you can read about it and imagine it in your own heads!)
There’s a point when my MC seems to be psychic for a moment as he knows exactly what the second character in the room is thinking… there are only three POVs in this novel and the second character wasn’t one of them.
And then there are the odd one or two characters that are not needed. Extended family who are just there in the background and play no part in the actual story.
And all this from the first twenty pages!
Now I have a link for you from Terrible Minds (the things Chuck comes out with make me LOL… literally). This time it’s 25 Lies Writers Tell (And Start To Believe)
And on Sunday the Blogging From A To Z Challenge starts up. I am taking part on my other blog.
For more information and to sign up visit the A To Z Challenge blog.