Friday, June 13, 2014

Story Update 2014-06-13

I realized this morning that I need to rewrite the previous two scenes that I did, on Wednesday and Thursday. Sigh.

The thing is, they aren't bad scenes in and of themselves, but they are out of character for the people and place where they occur. I have a folder of archived scenes and scene fragments (a simple feature in Scrivener) where I will put them, in case I decide I want to resurrect them in some form. But for now, I intend to partially rewrite the Wednesday scene, and completely rewrite the one I did on Thursday.

And of course today is the day that I head out of town, and will be in the road in less than four hours (and still haven't packed, although I've become quite adept at quickly packing for a trip).

So, story progress will be temporarily halted while I focus on other things. I may have a chance to work on it during the trip, especially while flying today. But the reality is that I generally don't even try to work on a plane, because I have a hard time focusing: too little room in the seat for my laptop, too much background noise, and too much shaking as the plane passes through areas of turbulence.

The weather in Shanghai is supposed to be in the mid-80s and upper 70s this week, so that will be nice. I'll be able to dress comfortably and walk around the city, exploring areas that I haven't seen before, especially since I arrive Saturday night and will have all day Sunday to myself.