As expected, I didn’t get any work done on the revisions to Meet the Larssons. I did manage to work on the train downtown this morning and again at lunch on the Snowflake Method outline of Project Hometown. This is a revelatory process; I’m thinking so much more about the plot and the characters that I think writing this second novel will be a very different experience from the first draft of MTL. Today, as part of Step 5, I finished an 1100-word synopsis of the main character’s story, and a 350-word synopsis of my secondary point-of-view character’s story. This is far more planning than I did for MTL, and (so far, anyway) a far more structured plot, which will be much better for my alpha and beta readers.
Days since Dec. 1 without seeing a City of Chicago salt truck: 10. If you see one, please comment about it.