I am having a remarkably hard time writing in the soap opera-y, dialog-driven, fast-paced style of ASKOF. Usually, I can separate things. Mardi Gras Mask was "Let's pretend to be an original series ghost writer!" Cold Lake Murders is "Let's pretend to write an actual novel!" 31 Things to Do in Sleepyside When You're Dead is "Let's pretend to be a comedy writer!" And ASKOF was always, "Let's pretend there are no rules and anything goes and there is no such thing as too over-the-top!" But now, in working on Rocket Man, I keep finding myself toning things down. Or putting in details that aren't necessary. With ASKOF, I took the attitude of, "You know who these characters are. You know where they live. You know their histories." So, I didn't ever bother with, "William Regan, the Wheeler's groom" explanations. For some reason, I keep going there now... 🙄
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