Writing update for 2/8/2011

I got scene 4 of “Rescue” completed tonight and it is not nearly as good as scene 3, but I’m not too worried about it at the moment, since I’m still in first draft, and the point is to get the story out and then go back and work the second-draft magic. There are two problems with the scene, as I see it: the setting isn’t great, and there has to be some way of improving that and raising the drama. Also, there is a lot of technical information that gets conveyed and I’m trying to avoid being info-dumpy, but it is tricky.

Incidentally, the story involves Pluto, but it takes place several centuries in the future, and I’ve been going back and forth as to whether Pluto would regain its planetary status in that time. But I’ve decided in favor of planetary status. Heck, I’m creating this universe and I can do what I want, right?

I’m not sure I’ll get a writing session in tomorrow night since it’s Wednesday and that means writer’s group night. As it stands, the first draft is just a hair over 5,000 words, maybe a third of the way done, and I’ve now written two consecutive days in a row, which is good. Evenings appears to be working out, so far.

I also have a notion for an actual title (as opposed to my working title, “Rescue”) but I’m not quite ready to share it until I’m sure that I’m going to use it. All in good time.