Ok so my very first update on my writing goals. I met most of them. Yoda says do or do not. I did not. I had three goals:
write once on Tuesday for at least an hour
- write once on Thursday for at least an hour
Clean out my writing bag
I wrote for an hour – TODAY! and I did clean out my writing bag. It was soooo hard to get myself to sit down and write. I’ve thought a lot about why that was. I think it boils down to the fact that I’m not writing right now I’m revising. Now I love revising, but on a 60,000 word novel it’s a bit overwhelming especially when I’ve never done it before! And since I hadn’t revised in a long while I felt even more intimidated by the thought. Finally I forced myself, and one I did I took off again! You know how some things seem super worse in your mind than when you finally do them? That was getting back to Maya and Markus my main characters and telling their story. Hopefully now I’ll get back into the swing much more.
Question for any of you that write:
Do you dive in or do you plot out? And if you dive in how do you revise it?????
I’m a diver. I have a general idea, but I let the plot flow. And when I feel compelled to write a certain scene I write it even if it’s out of order. The problem is – I have to go back and get those scenes into the correct spot. I’m really struggling with that now. How I’m dealing with it is just take a first read through from beginning to end making notes and minor changes about what I see needs to be done. Then I’ll reprint out so scenes don’t overlap on the page. From there I’ll staple together scenes so I can arrange them into what I want. Make sense?????? Any suggestions would be great. I know, I know writing in order from the start would help, but I’m not that kind of writer. Never will be!
Thanks for reading my ramblings about writing!
Next week goals:
- Revise Tuesday for at least an hour.
- Revise Saturday morning for at least an hour
Do or Do Not. There is No Try!