Silk River review moving along, now at the note-taking phase. I’ve divided the manuscript in sections, ten pages per section, and I’m reading and making notes page by page, section by section. There’s lots of exposition about the characters, neck-snapping transitions, and scenes that go nowhere but the story, as I’ve said before, has good bones.
Rochelle and Jewel are good strong characters, especially Jewel, although she is supposed to be a supporting character, she may supplant Rochelle as main character. Why might that happen?
Jewel’s story arc is stronger than Rochelle’s at the moment. Silk River as it is belongs more to Jewel than Rochelle, although Rochelle’s story has potential too. Both women are fully formed in my mind, but Jewel’s story has more drama.
Considering how painful writing A Lamentation of Swans has been, and continues to be, it’s comforting to have a completed rough draft of this book, a contemporary novel. This is the second such novel I’ve completed. Loose Daddy is the first, and it needs a rewrite too, but it can wait a while longer.
I know the title, “Silk River,” will change. I need something more in tune with the characters than the town.