This was interesting and I wondered if anyone else had this problem.
By Laura Drake
It seems I’m always confessing in my blogs. I’m not sure I want to know what that says about me, but I know wherever my mother is, she’s proud that she had some influence. But that is, as they say, ‘a different meeting.’
I suck at tracking time in my novels. You know — how much time passes between scenes, and the time span from the beginning to the end. A year? A decade?
I just finished a huge revision for my ‘biker-chick’ book, Her Road Home, due out in August. I got busted by my editor. I kind of hoped she wouldn’t notice. She did. Here are a few actual editorial comments:
- How much time has passed since the last scene?
- What month is it?
- I’m a little unsure of how much later this scene takes place . . .
Good questions. My answer? “Damned…
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