A story, I think, really ought to have something to say. And episode 5, which will almost certainly be titled Lords of Existence, is at that point where I’m working particularly hard to ensure it says what I want it to say. To me at least.
The great thing about the “have something to say,” thing is that if it’s done well that something to say can be and should be interpreted through the eyes of the reader. And I am, of course, attempting to do it well. Aside: Why am I suddenly flashing back to hearing Mike Resnick’s voice saying “no one in Hollywood ever sat down and said ‘I’m going to make a crappy movie?'” I suppose it has something to do with that phrase, done well. Shiver.
Regardless, I’m finding myself very much interested in Ep 5, and now that I know what it’s about more deeply at its core I am thinking through a bit of re-arranging of the furniture. I’m asking if bits currently embedded in Ep 5 need to be pushed into Ep 6. I’m thinking maybe they do. We shall see.
It’s all much fun.
See you tomorrow. Or tonight [he says, grinning].