Thank you, everyone who added stuff to the TV Tropes pages on A Net of Dawn and Bones. I’ve already found some stuff that will be useful for continuity checks! 🙂
Currently on Seeds of Blood, I’m staring at about 6 pages of fight-scene related stuff in 10-point font.
Why 10-point? Two good reasons. First, and purely mercenary – I type documents in 12-point, printing them in 10-point saves me a little cash. Second, the smaller font rearranges all the words on the page, and that lets me edit more easily and effectively, because they don’t “look” like the text I’ve been working on. So my brain is less likely to skip over something that’s gone wrong.
Some books I’ve read advise changing font styles for editing purposes. I’ve tried that, it makes me tear my hair out. The different shapes of the letters is just too distracting. So a different font size works best for me.
So. Six pages. Some text, some notes. From the last bit of the fight scene I’ve worked out so far, to the Final Scene of the fight where stuff comes crashing down. I need to get from point A to point B.
…The pages are mocking me….
Ahem. Actually it’s just been a very long day, RL-mess wise. Lots of errands, family pet to vet checkup, fallout from that…. Someone else at the vet had their half-grown dog with them, who was nosy but otherwise well-behaved until the tech brought our elderly dog out to go home – then turned into a whirling, barking fury bent on tearing somebody to shreds. I have scratches. And teethmarks. And not much sympathy for my fellow hominid or canine ATM.
On top of that there’s part of a written scene that might need to get moved a little earlier in the fight. Suspect I’m going to be poking that tonight.
(I am not a dog person. I will never be a dog person. Grump.)