Saturday night's all right for plotting

Posted on May 6, 2007

While going to and from a Cinco de Mayo party, riding the subway, I worked on plotting for the very last book in the Evernight series. Not only did I make a lot of story progress, but something I hadn’t realized about the mythology finally came clear to me — it’s like it was always there, but I just hadn’t seen it — and now I’m on a high. So much can flow from this point, not just in the fourth book but in two and three as well.

There is this incredible sense of mischief, I guess, when you think of something new — it’s almost like you’ve just put one over on reality, coming up with something fictional that nonetheless feels true. Take that, surly bonds of earth.

16 Responses to “Saturday night's all right for plotting”

    • admin

      Embarrassingly, when I think of “High Flight,” I mostly think of that “Bloom County” strip in which Opus recited it while his friends helped him pretend to fly. But it’s still a great poem. :D

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      • britlitfantwin

        Not embarassing, just representative. ;) In a slightly more serious vein, every time I hear that poem or even the title it reminds me of the book Waiting for Sarah. It’s a great book.

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  1. md1016

    How thrilled am I to know that you have all these stories in your head? TTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m STILL thinking about Evernight. STILL.

    I adore you, and your beautiful mind.

    MD

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