Getting to my novel 8/13/18

8/13/18

Getting to my novel.

So far so good. I have pretty much the nest two thousand words in my head and all I need to do is get them down on my laptop before they vanish back to where ideas come from. The only down side to getting them written down is the same reason why I’m late to writing this weeks update to, “Getting to my novel.” Life. Life has been getting out of hand. My real job, it not being writing, has been demanding more out of me than usual so when I get home I’m out of energy. It can get rough at times but I make the best I can. Even if I just write for an hour or so it adds up. So if you find yourself in the same kind of situation just know that if you write for at least thirty minutes out of the day, it will all add up by the end of the week. I mean lets be real, as much as we all want to be famously rich writers, we all have a life.

 

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Getting to my novel 8/6/18

8/6/18

Getting to my novel.

The key to getting your novel finished is to continue writing. Especially if your on a roll. I’ll make this short as I’m currently writing right now. I am currently on chapter six. Last week I had struggled to work out what would happen on chapter five but after a long week of drafting out different outcomes I found the best one. It has worked out so well that it even helped me out in continuing the following chapter. So like I’ve always said and will continue to suggest to all writers, keep writing!

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Getting to my novel 7/31/18

7/31/18

Getting to my novel.

I’m going to go ahead and write this before I forget like last week. Luckily, unlike last week, where I barely wrote a paragraph, I managed to write close to fifteen- hundred words. It didn’t come easy. I had to get away from the front screen of my laptop and take a drive. If there’s something I’ve learned about getting around writers block is letting go and getting fresh air. I’d be lying if I said I came back and wrote the fifteen- hundred words. I sat down and wrote down all the possible outcomes for the following chapter. I followed through with all of them and saw where they took me. I did that until I found the one that made sense. I’d tell you what it was but that would ruin the plot to my novel and it will give it all away. So you’ll just have to buy a copy when it releases. What I can tell you is how to get around writers block! Get away from your novel. Take a drive or walk in the park. Write down your best ideas and when you get back see where they take you. Before you know it, you’ll be writing and three hours have passed by! That’s what I’ve been up too. I hope I’ve helped you in the bit.

As always don’t forget keep writing!

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Getting to my novel 7/23/18

7/23/18

Getting to my novel.

I’d be lying if I said things were going smoothly. Its nothing I can’t handle or anything out of the ordinary. I’ve just had trouble planning. These kinds of things happen to an artist I feel. One minute an idea is perfect and you plan it out and the execution should not falter but then the idea could come falling about with just a single hiccup. I guess you could say thats whats going on with me. I had a plan and now I’m debating if the story flows. Nonetheless, I am writing. You have to! I really believe that even when nothing is making sense everything will fall into place. Thats what happened in my previous novel and that piece of literature is much more complex than this novel. So I’ll keep writing even if none of it is making sense. I’m sure that near the middle I’ll move some paragraphs around and maybe some chapters and it will all come together smoothly. So thats where I’m at with my novel. Where are you?

Oh, and before I forget don’t forget to keep writing!

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Getting to my novel 7/16/18

7/16/18

Getting to my novel.

I’m late in writing this. I’ve been busy with a painting that just could not give me the time of day to ignore it. I finished it a bit rushed but it was good enough to let go for another time. With this having been said, I have not added anything to my novel. I’m questioning its plot sequence and trying to figure out what the best next movie is. I’m debating between introducing a key character into the scene or continuing the protagonist quest. Whatever I decide, determined a lot of where my novel goes so I’m taking my time and not rushing into anything I’m going to regret later. Sometimes its better to just sit back and not write. I hope I get to write a bit more this week.

 

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Getting to my novel 7/9/18

7/9/18

Getting to my novel.

Not much is going on. I’m working on bringing in the three first chapters to good terms. I guess I could say that by finishing these three chapters I’d be closing in on the first arc of my novel, the introduction. Its a bit frustrating having to go back. I would like to keep moving forward but I find myself going back and re-writing dialogue or events. Its natural. The more you write the more you learn who your characters really are. For example, I had a character who I’m beginning to learn is better fit with fewer dialogue. Simple, “yea,” and “ah huhs,” suite him better. As for other events. Nothing major has changed. Just simple gestures and reactions. I’m hoping that after I finish polishing up the first three chapter I’ll hav a better understanding in where my protagonist is going.

& remember, keep writing!

 

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Getting to my novel 7/2/18

7/2/18

Getting to my novel.

I’m starting the third chapter. All is good and so far no issues but I would like to wonder off and talk about writing a novel for a bit. Since I published my first novel. I’ve had a lot of emails, comments, messages, and texts of people suggesting me to read their manuscript and to return some feedback. I scan the manuscript and 99.9% the manuscript is incomplete. If I’m lucky, the piece of literature is half way done but most than likely, is just has a couple of chapters. Sometimes the beginning chapters. Other times, a random paragraph from their story. With so little given, I can’t make an honest opinion and the only feedback I can give is, finish your manuscript! Writers have no idea how much a chapter can and will change by the time they get to their final version and then re-writing and final edits. So before you send anyone a manuscript. Make sure you finish your literary piece or you will be wasting others time. So write! Write until you are finished because no one had ever made an opinion of a film, novel, or play with just the first scene.

 

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Getting to my novel 6/24/18

6/24/18

Getting to my novel.

I threw a monkey wrench in my manuscript. The first chapter was coming along great, until I questioned the sequence of events. I replayed the first chapter over and over again. I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was off. The human interaction was unrealistically. It read as if two AI were having a conversation. I know its a piece of fiction and some could ask, “how could you tell the difference?” I could. The dialogue was lacking depth. I reworked it until I realized I was getting no where and had to move on. I knew if I continued I’d only do more harm than help. I went ahead and started the second chapter and the same problem occurred. In the second chapter my protagonist is leaving from a night out and heading home. The chapter was moving too fast. I came to the end of it and realized, I hadn’t developed the story to move forward and nor had I helped the reader further understand the protagonist. I stepped away from both, the conclusion to the first chapter, and the entirety of the second one. Sometimes its good to look away, have a long drive and enter this half state of mind where your aware and asleep. It may not help you but they do me great wonders. After meditating, I decided to leave the first chapter. I took him on a detour on the second chapter. Instead of heading straight home, I took him around town to see where he would end up at. He ended up at a breakfast cafe and after paying his tab, he had a smoke. I had just learned that my character smoked. I’m getting somewhere now and this is where I’m at now. Working on my second chapter all while returning to the first. Its tightening up and looking better than before. So I’m happy.

 

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