Wannabe Writers is a weekly meme ran by Sarah at Confessions of the Un-published. It's a writing group for the un-published and anyone is welcome to join. It's a place where future authors can ask questions, share stories, and get feedback. Click (here) to find out how it works.
Where I am in the writing process: I have been working on my current novel since January, 2010. My word count is at about 46,000 at last count. I'm hoping to be at about 80,000 when all is said and done.
My current problems: My biggest problem this week is finding time to write. I have been sick for the last week and of course this illness has hit me right in the middle of a huge burst of inspiration, after a few very, very dry weeks. I'm thankful that I was able to get about 30 pages written over the last weekend, but I've been in bed and too drugged up to write anything. Today, I'm hoping to take my meds and pull the laptop under the covers with me to at least work on some nagging edits if nothing else.
My question this week: Dual narratives? Has anyone ever attempted to write a book where you have two Main Characters--switching voice with each alternating chapter? Likes/Dislikes on that?
I like this approach, but only dual narratives. I think it gets confusing if you have multiple characters switching off between chapters. I haven't been able to get into the last Blue Bloods book because it cuts between three different characters each chapter. It's kind of hard to keep what's going on with who. I think dual narratives can be an interesting way to tell a story.