So far, this week has been...interesting. Writing-wise, anyway.
Ghostly WV Story: On hold at the moment. I got about 60 pages in before realizing that the plot makes no sense and I can’t push forward because there’s no logical next point to push forward to. I love it to pieces, but for now I’m letting it stew because, honestly, if I try to continue now I’ll probably end up burning it.
Mermaids & Neverland Short Story: Going well. The third draft’s finished and I’m getting ready for the fourth. At this point I’m SO TIRED and just want to finish things up, which means I’ve got at least four more drafts to go. I’m never satisfied with my own writing style, and plots are tricky for me, but I really hope this one comes together in the end.
Other Short Story: Midway through a first draft. This one has a lot to do with memory and family (at least I hope it does). Also, superheros. Hopefully I’ll be able to talk about it a little more once the first draft’s done.
Other Ideas: I have a backlog of ideas right now, but they’re not necessarily all ones I want to write about. A couple MG contemporaries, something to do with 1920s speakeasy werewolves, something to do with flying ships (because Treasure Planet), more contemporaries….I need a break from dark and broody stories. I’m not in the mood for whimsy, exactly, but something lighter and fun.
What have you been working on this week?
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"At this point I’m SO TIRED and just want to finish things up, which means I’ve got at least four more drafts to go."ReplyDelete
LOL NOOOO ALEX don't tell me that!!I wish I didn't identify with this so much but I so do.
I've been working on the third draft of my novel... almost done and ready to let it simmer before draft 4 (sigh) :p
There comes a point where I've been over the plot so many times that I'm just not as interested anymore--at that point I kind of have to hope that I love the story enough to pull through. I know I'm really finished with a story when I can't stand to look at it anymore, and I'm nowhere near there yet.Delete
Wishing you luck with your revisions! I'd love to hear more about your novel. :)
You're so cool! I would not be able to work on more than one writing project at once! Awesome Awesome!ReplyDelete
Honestly, I'm just barely managing. Thanks a lot though!Delete
Woah you have so many ideas! When I wrote my novel (thankfully I have finished ALL the drafting stages at last) that was literally my one big idea. It must actually be challenging to have more than one in mind and to work on them simultaneously! Props to you xReplyDelete
I can go for ages and ages without getting a single idea, then all of a sudden I'll have more than I know what to do with. It's a bit of a problem, to be honest! Hopefully I can make some of these ideas work.Delete
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Looks like you're making progress. I'm glad you've decided to make the choice to step back on your first one. I know that's hard sometimes, but I hope it makes it all the better when you return to it!ReplyDelete
That's the plan. :) Stepping back from a story is so hard for me, because it feels like failure even if it really isn't. I loved the characters in this one, but the plot was refusing to come together, and the worldbuilding was all over the place. I'm hoping that if I let it sit for a while, I'll be more ready to tackle it in the future.Delete