What happened to 20?
I did the checking of beginning and endings of scenes. Most seemed to be ok, and I also found two scenes for which I had no index cards! The next part – checking the pacing – was hard because there were so many additions to the manuscript it was difficult to read.
So, I stopped and went on to Lesson 21; the type-in *fanfare of trumpets*.
This is as intensive as other lessons but in a very different way. The idea is to make the changes to the manuscript on the computer without reading the story, using search and find (which I had to search and find before I could use it! :D).
I had one of those magical moments when adding all the changes to the scene where my MC, who has had a ghastly day, and then sees something which she feels touched by. Because Holly’s method means not reading the whole scene through again, I was focussed on the MC at the end of this event. And suddenly I was there with my MC, and found a sentence appearing on the screen which captured just what my MC felt. It was a sentence which I had wanted to write but hadn’t been able to find the words. Today I did 😀
Seeing words appearing on the screen, as they come from deep in my mind and through my fingers without me being aware of them, is something which gives me tingles. It makes my hair stand on end and I love it! 😀
A good day today with this breakthrough. Did you have any breakthroughs large or small? Any moments of pure creativity?