Hello Nerds, it’s that time again. What Pin has caught my eye this week?
And here is why it caught my attention. I have written three novels and working on the 4th. The problem is, that is all I have done is written them. I have edited the first one several times and still not really happy with it. They all need a lot of work.
When I first started writing I thought that the first draft would be the story. I thought I would write the novel and edit it just to fix grammatical issues, spelling, plot holes. I thought that was it. But now that I look back I see there is so much more.
My first draft is my outline. I have written out how I want the story to go, but nothing is written in stone at this stage. I just don’t have a process. I write and then walk away, thinking that it will magically fix itself if I leave it alone for lone enough.
Obviously, I don’t actually think that…only somewhat. I am one of those types that likes to ignore things until they go away. It worked when I was a kid. Not anymore though. Ugh, adulting is so hard.
Anyways, I have three novels, three outlines, waiting to be picked up and refined and perfected. I would love to try this writing process, maybe it won’t feel as daunting having a process to follow. It will also give me a reason to really read through all three novels again. I have a feeling that I left the last two unfinished because I didn’t know how to end them. Oops.
What is your writing process?