Writing skill I do not possess: Remembering names
I’ve only written a few chapters of The Hitwoman Owes a Favor and I’ve already called a new character by three different names. (Pity my editors who have to put up with me.)
As an aside: I wrote ALL of One Woman’s Junk, the first in the Psychic Consignment Mystery series with TWO of the main characters having completely different names than in the published version.
Besides my issue with names, the manuscript is coming along. Today I added 3326 words.(goal for the day was 3200 so yay! win!)
I edited yesterday’s work today and here was my favorite line:
“Bickering is a kind of foreplay for us.”
Derek Bryan says
It’s just great isn’t it? You’ve concentrated hard to write 70,000+ words. Followed the structure, written scenes that made you laugh out loud or weep so you couldn’t see the screen and then you realise that about halfway through one of your character’s names got changed and you’ve been using the wrong one ever since. I blame senility but it’s just as well that’s only the first draft, I’ll correct it on the way through the next one. But I’m heartened to read that even seasoned pro’s change their minds mid-stream. There’s hope for us all yet.
DB McNicol says
Had to laugh….in my latest WIP there is a character I named Joni. Or was it Jodi? I keep swapping the name, thinking I need to pick a different one for her. LOL!