It felt like I was back to my old plodding ways. On April 19th, I was at 5600 words. Yesterday, I was hardly 1000 words further along as I struggled to get my character from Merano to the Alpe di Siusi–or as she’d say from Meran to the Seiser Alm. (Elise has a connection to the German population instead of the Italian one.)
I have a difficult enough time getting my characters down a hallway. This translocation included a walking, a bus, a train and the Seiser Alm Bahn cable car. And I didn’t feel like just dropping her on the alpine meadow because she really did have to think through her decision to go there. The other thing slowing me down as been the research as I figure out how to get my character around. For example, they didn’t have the cable car system in place when we lived there. So I had to figure out where the base station was and so on. While I was clicking around the general area, I decided that I may as well pick out a nice place for Elise and her classmates to stay. The place I found in Kastelruth is just a bit too gorgeous, but I think that I can tone down the decore to fit the budget and make it work.
But today I boosted up and over 7100 words thanks to a writing session devoted almost exclusively to dialogue. In fact, I didn’t get the whole thing transcribed, so I could be even higher in another 10 hours. But then of course, I’m going to have to move my characters around the Seiser Alm. More pictures? Poor me! (Click a few of my links and you’ll see what I mean.)