Word Count: 47,172
Page Count: 104
Plot Progression: Something wicked this way comes . . .
Wow. I've come a long way since the lethargy of my last update. A bit of plot tweaking, the unexpected early appearance of a secondary character, and an incident in the cellar that gave my narrator heart palpitations have really kicked the plot into a new gear.
I'm hoping to hit the Big 50 some time tomorrow, but I don't think I'll be abandoning the story as quickly as I supposed I would last week. New developments are coming in from all sides, and I'm starting to think the climax could be bigger and better (if slightly different) to anything I expected before.
The narrative style is starting to calm down nicely, and I've finally nudged my narrator into a position where the main part of the "chase" segment of the story can take place, as well as all the development and revelations that will result in for everyone else. For all the story's wonky, I'm very proud of these characters; they were more complex than many of my past ones before I even started, but just working with them has brought out whole new dynamics I never knew about before.
I seriously need to work on accents, though. I can't work out whose is whose. That, or they've all suddenly developed a huge talent for ventriloquism.
Never mind. I'll work it out once I'm done with the lynch mobs, large-scale conspiracies and my narrator trying to declassify the Art of Talking To People.
~ Charley R