I set out to write two story lines: the allegory story of Adam in his fictional, surreal world, plus the story of the very wealthy, very successful novelist, Jordan Casey. Since Jordan was supposed to represent God, I gave him a nice house, a nice life, a comfortable existence. After all, he was representing God, so he needed to be at peace.
Adam, on the other hand, had to be shaped, created, reasoned through. I had to give him a language, an existence, a vocabulary. His world was not “earth,” so, because it was surreal, I had to come up with rules for his world (which is why I don’t write science fiction.)
I wrote everything, polished, polished again, and submitted the manuscript before the deadline date. Everything had gone smoothly.
Like the calm before a storm.
Tomorrow: the editing