Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Still a Slug

I don't know what it is about this time of year, but looking back over the past couple, it seems to be my worst time for production. This past fall, if you weren't reading along, I wrote a book in 6 weeks. Now I can't seem to get up the gumption to do anything. (Unless sitting on the couch reading counts.)

Anyhoo, I'm still editing RTL. It's really starting to shine, and I know it'll be awesome if I can just light a fire under my butt and finish it.

The question of the day, if you have a mind to answer, is: Can a book be both plot-driven and character-driven?

It's been plaguing me and I'd like to know what you think.

3 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Yes but don't ask me to name one right now :-)

Alex Adams said...

Yes. Character drives plot. Without the character, and their actions and decisions, there is no plot.

Travis Erwin said...

I tend to think one overrides the other. Sure character can add to the plot or through the plot we may discover things about a character but I think a novel is one or the other.