The book is all down in one glorious first draft and I’m really excited/passionate about it. Now it’s time to take this draft and turn my good story into a great story that’ll satisfy readers.
Here is an outline of the steps I’ll be taking to improve my book:
I struggle with this. The second guessing of parts of my book, wondering if they’ll connect with the reader the way I intend them to. Learning to not over analyze a particular scene or moment is a process, and a road I’m still travelling.
I’m not the type who’s able to whip though a first draft and get my thoughts out on paper. No matter how loud the idea is buzzing in my head or how badly I’m itching to get it out, I simply have to take my time.
My writing style is a slow burn, and I analyzed/edit as I write. Gasp and shake your heads fellow writers, but it is what it is.
In writing culture editing as you go is considered extremely taboo. Some even say it’s a practice only done by “amateur writers.” We are warned to silence our inner editor, and to an extent I agree. Does every chapter have to be perfect before I move to the next? Fuck no. But I do need to be conformable that the previous chapter has been completed to the best of my ability before I’m ready to flow into the next part of the story.
As much as I adore ‘The Muses’ form Hercules, I’m completely boggled by writers who say things like “I can’t choose where my muse takes me.”
W H A T ?
November is here which means it’s time to say goodbye to pumpkin flavor season and hello to the far superior, peppermint flavor season.
It’s also National Novel Writing Month!
While NaNo isn’t for me, I do love what this month does for the writing community.
No matter the genre, I’m a sucker for a love story.
Aliens are invading the planet? I’ll be waiting for the brilliant scientist to get with the mouthy fighter pilot. A string of murders in a small town? You can bet I’m keeping track of every time the flirty librarian and shy professor decided to partner up to help with the case. A world full of magic and mythology? I’ve been waiting for the protagonist and one of the supporting characters to get together the moment they began bickering.