a glimpse ahead

Making notes right now, trying to figure out how many scenes it will take me to deal with a particular bit of plot. Am amused by: (7) Daring rescue!

You can tell it will be exciting, because it has an exclamation mark.

0 Responses to “a glimpse ahead”

  1. mrissa

    Is this a general rule for you? Because for me you can tell it will be sarcastic because it has an exclamation mark. If I wrote that scene organization note, it would mean that something went dreadfully wrong in the “rescuer gets captured or trapped in similar straits” direction.

    • Marie Brennan

      Since I don’t usually make this kind of mini-outline, there is no general rule. In this case it indicates more of a hand-wavy “I know how I’m going to start this problem, and hopefully by the time I arrive at this scene I’ll know how I’m going to end it. In, preferably, an exciting fashion.”

  2. celestineangel

    Does the daring rescue bit involve acrobatic monkeys, a fish, and ten gardening implements of dubious name and purpose?

  3. stakebait

    Does that always work? I must try it. Time to Do Dishes!

  4. moonandserpent

    At least it doesn’t read:

    *sigh* Daring Rescue.


    “Daring” Rescue.


    Heroes help John Dee find the Goddess.


    Heroes enter deathtrap. Note: Introduce new cast in next chapter.

    • Marie Brennan

      Speaking of Dee — you are probably one of about three people who will get the in-joke I slipped into the scene I just rewrote.

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