Like my time spent learning to drive, and like when I tried to pass the cycling proficiency test, I’m struggling to find the right gears when it comes to The Delta Children.
I don’t dislike the story or the setting, but shifting from Victorian Era fantasy to near future science fiction is a big leap for me, and whist the concept has a sound has, I’m having the odd moment where I’m struggling to fit the pieces together. What I’m trying to do is stick to my usual policy of “when a scene gets boring to write, shift perspective,” and that seems to be working for now.
My main problem at the moment is that whilst I know what the endgame will be in this book, the steps in between aren’t very clear at the moment. In a more action driven story, that isn’t as much of an issue, but I’m trying to be a bit more thoughtful with this piece.
you’d think I’d have thought this through before I wrote eleven thousand words of prose!