I now have all the pieces of You Again separated into different scene files and stashed in Act Folders and I know exactly why Jen said, “No,” and Bob screamed trying to fix it. It’s a puzzle that’s missing three quarters of its pieces and somebody lost the lid to the box with the picture on it.
Of course there’s some good stuff in there. It just doesn’t make any sense when you put it together.
So now it’s time to hit the whiteboard. Scrivener is a godsend on this, it’s helping enormously, but it can’t give me the whole book at a glance. For that I need my whiteboard. I see colored markers in my future.
So what did we learn today, Dorothy?
I know this is definitely a book about fathers. Zelda’s, James’s, Rose’s, I’ve got fathers all over the place.
I know it’s got something to do with clashing realities, something to do with how everybody tells her own story and makes herself the hero and other people supporting players, except the other people think THEY’RE the heroes . . .
I think I know my turning points for Zelda’s father hunt, for the mystery, and for the romance, plus Scyllas subplot.
I know this is a lot more fragmented than I remember and that’s a little frightening.