|Heinold's Saloon - Oakland, CA waterfront|
But today's chapter musings resulted in a big leap in the plot, one I had not expected. For me that's one of the most fun elements of fiction writing. The characters frequently head off in directions that I didn't anticipate.
That happened twice today with one sad event but with the clear promise of wonderful things ahead.
Jack's Boat is on track - actually a little ahead of schedule. I had anticipated getting back into the writing saddle July 1 (today!), but actually started days ago revamping the already written segment of the book. Now I am four chapters into the second half.
The book takes place in Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland - and parts of coastal Mexico.
I wonder if these characters have any interest in Tonga? Perhaps they will let me know tomorrow.
|Yelapa, Mexico - the village|