Bob and I talk about Anna and her plot problems.
My questions after this 5/6ths of the first act first draft is done:
Why is all of this happening now?
How does the Anna/Nate relationship affect/echo/contrast with the crime subplot and vice versa?
What happens at the turning points and what do those things mean?
What the hell is this book about? (I usually can’t answer this until I have an entire first draft done, but I always try anyway.)
And then Toni read then first five chapters and pointed out the Elephant in the Plot: Anna has no positive goal which is why I don’t know what the book is about. I said a very bad word and then went back to cogitating.
Also, Happy Halloween! Candy is on sale now.