August 14, 2012

Timelines and suspense novels

Xmas Carol, my horror novel, is suspenseful -- which means the timeline is critical. Everything has to fall into place, smoothly and easily.

While reading the novel this week I became aware of a subtle timeline snafu. As a result, I changed a few dates and moved four scenes into new positions in the book. Now I'm reading the two chapters in which those scenes appear, to make sure there are no conflicts. Other than this, things look good. Those never-ending edits seem to have done the trick. I'm very pleased.

Almost there, kiddies. Once I fix the timeline, the book will be done. And then I'll have to face unknown horrors at Amazon and the iBook store as I try to format my book to meet their specifications. I'm not looking forward to that. But hey, I'm almost done!


Artichoke Annie said...

I can't take it anymore!!!!!!!!!!!! Ackkkkkk. I want my Xmas Carol and I want it NOW! {Artichoke Annie is rolling on the floor and kicking and making an awful scene. We may have to sedate her.}

writenow said...

We've been thinking of sedating her for some time. The poor woman!