A few weeks ago in the novel writing course I’m doing we began writing our novels. I’d done many drafts previously but it still wasn’t close to ready. Since doing the course I’ve been forced to examine how I write and to ask why? Why is it important the character does this or the reader knows that? It’s made a difference.
I learnt to write scene by scene, and plot out the storyline over three acts. Each day I write a scene and I edit a scene every few days. Eventually the aim is to reduce how much I need to edit a scene after I write it. I’ve kept my goals realistic with my health in mind. So far it’s working. I’m doing ok, but I’ll be great once I have a finished book before me. A long road ahead of me but I’m willing.
I’ll post an excerpt soon. Take care