Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Still frustrated

with the POW novel. There's something I haven't figured out yet and until I do, it's not working. Spent a bit of time today mulling and considering and rearranging and swearing at the damned construct. I understand what the problem is, I just can't find an answer. Has to do with how Mitchell's life intersects with the bigger picture, with the things that are going on around him. I need to work those out better, but I'm not there yet.

But I did have one spark -- I realized Mitchell is the wild card, and that opened up exciting and unexpected vistas for the end. I still can't quite see, but I'm getting closer.

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