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This came about because I decided that the prologue of Strike Dog would work better as the epilogue for Bad Dog, which is titled Omake. One thing leads to another and the result is I now have plans to go back and tweak Bad Dog again by adding some details to one chapter to punch it up a little more.
On top of all that I was reading Chuck Wendig's blog where he posted a plan for a novel. This drove me to distraction, and I just had to go away and work through his list here. This what I came up with.
Hook 1. Hey look there’s a problem.
Plot Turn 1 2. I’m going to go and fix the problem.
Try Fail Cycle 3. OMG I’ve made it worse.
Pinch 1 4. Somebody else is making the problem worse.
Mid-Point 5. Wait, I think I’ve got this.
Try Fail Cycle 6. Bugger, bugger, bugger.
Try Fail Cycle 7. It’s not just worse, it’s now a different problem.
Try Fail Cycle 8. Even more buggeration ensues.
Try Fail Cycle 9. Everything is so complicated.
Pinch 2 10. All is lost.
Try Fail Cycle 11. Wait, is that a light at the end of the tunnel?
Try Fail Cycle 12. It is, but it’s not what you think it is.
Plot Turn 2 13. Wait I have an idea.
Resolution 14. Problem solved, but not in the way you thought it would be.
So looking back at my diary I find I've only managed to write 2,130 words this week, but boy-oh-boy it has felt like an intense weeks worth of writing.