Well, since my hiatus ended, 'Brake Fluid' is now broken up into chapters and I've added over 4,500 words to the story, putting me around 31,600 words.
I'm on chapter 10 right now. Well, the scene I'm on at the moment will probably end up in chapter 11 or 12, but that's because I'm cutting/moving chunks of timeline around... since this story does hop between three different timelines... which is quite troublesome.
As for now, I'm concentrating on fleshing out the two main/longest timelines:
1) The present (when Triss & the MC are on the road trying to dump Jackson's body)
2) The party 6 months earlier where a bet went horribly wrong, essentially the inciting incident.
The third timeline, the night Jackson actually died... I'm going to wiggle that in after the other two are done.
...does that make me sound disorganized?
Well, it's not really about that :) Since I suck at multi-tasking, I found it too difficult to hold all three timelines in my head at the same time. Also, since the MC is trying to avoid thinking about the death (as he/she is sort of being eaten up by guilt...), I want that night to only come in small, sudden chunks which burst out when the MC is under stress.
I think I'm not ever going to write a three-timeline story again.
Well, I suppose if the story suits it... like, I don't think 'Brake Fluid' would work without this format because of the long stretch of time between the party and the night Jackson finally died. Also, 'cause of the personality of the MC, and the fact that they're in a car most of the story... and, I don't know about you, but my brain always jumps around all over the place when I'm in the car for a long period of time.
It's like when you're not moving around/concentrating on other things, the brain just spins and stews and sweats.
...also, to make things even more complicated, the third timeline (the night Jackson died) is running backwards...
Okay, maybe it's just my brain that spins & stews & sweats... probably from this story...
How's everyone else doing? What stage are you at in your projects right now? Is anyone preparing to write something new for the June camp-edition of NaNoWriMo?