Slow going

Based on my concept, a lot of stuff has to change. Now, I’m working my way through the characters, one by one, doing a very detailed analysis of each. It’s a bit daunting- thousands of words that won’t make it into a draft- but it’s giving me a much clearer idea of what I’m doing. Already, my protagonist is shaping up to be a lot more interesting than he was in my first draft.

I’ve changed my workflow ideas yet again. I was giving myself three days a week to just work on the novel, but somehow I’d never get around to it. So instead, I’m giving different days different priorities. For instance, today I wrote a blog post for The Elffington Post first, then got to work on my character treatment. For some reason, if I’ve already done some writing- even if it’s on a completely different topic- it’s much easier to just dive into the novel. Whatever works.

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2 thoughts on “Slow going

  1. Hey! Is this u who I think it is? If so, I can’t wait to read the novel, and I’m not a big reader (this is Melodi btw…Ramon reads a lot more than me!) don’t get me wrong, I love to read…just never feel like I have the time! It’s much easier to commit to reading children’s books than a full on novelnovel 🙂

    1. Not sure we’ve met. 🙂 I read a lot of children’s books too, although some of them are pretty long, too!

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