Sunday Musings: Giving Thanks
This is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. There are many things I am thankful for, including a new job. It’s tying up a lot of my time, which means I have less time for reading, writing, and gaming, but so far, the trade off has been worth it. Hopefully I can find myself a new groove to settle into that will let me balance things out again.
The Best of All Possible Worlds snuck up on me. The quiet little romance set in the distant future, on a distant planet, cuddled up beside me on the couch and got right under my skin. When I learned Karen Lord had written a sequel, I was very excited. And now, thanks to NetGalley, The Galaxy Game my current read!
“Structure is important,” writes Peter James. “Know your ending before you start writing.”
I agree with the former, but not with the latter. I definitely like working with a structure when I start writing, and have elaborate outlines spelled out before I settle in to the story. But more often than not, the conclusion is the last thing (no pun intended) I manage to think of. If I held myself to James’ rule of not starting before I know the ending, then I would write very little indeed.