After wielding my mighty editing pen, I went through a previous outline and cut out everything I didn’t want to use. It helped.
I also kept a lot of what I’d written in the previous draft, but after the editing, it seems to flow along a little smoother. Nice. Today’s effort got me to around page 41 or so, which means I’m a few pages from the page 45 twist, which I’m still going with, based on my plot points.
Unfortunately, right after that the assorted storylines need to start intersecting, but I’ve got a few ideas. I’m also concerned about the villain’s storyline. So far, he’s only been shown once. I’m trying to avoid having him be Marlon Brando in APOCALYPSE NOW and only show him at the end. Can’t do that.
While I work on the main storyline and the bounty hunter subplot, I’m still trying to figure out how to incorporate the bad guy subplot so it not only feels natural, but also helps move the story along, builds tension, etc.
It would be nice if creativity whacks me upside the head sometime over the next couple of days. I could use it.