Getting to my novel 9/3/18

9/3/18

Getting to my novel.

So I am about half way through with chapter seven. I’ve honestly been jumping around from where I’m at to where my novel will end. I wound’n’t recommend doing this. You can easily get lost in the timeline and get confused. I’ve done this and getting back on track is almost impossible. So I try to stay away from that. In this case, it’s really just key notes and main ideas so that when I come around to those important chapter or scene I already have an idea as to how I want to go about it. Anyways to I’ll leave you with that little suggestion and tip. I’m back writing and procrastinating. As always keep writing!

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Getting to my novel 8/27/18

8/27/18

Getting to my novel.

So honestly, I haven’t written anything. Not that I’m having writers block but I’ve just been slacking. Work, my actual job, is getting hectic. I get home and all I wanna do is sleep. Nothing wrong with that. No ones a super human and we can only do so much before it catches up to us. Good news is that I will have the weekend to myself and the Monday for Labor day, super good news. I’m feel optimistic. Anyways, like I always say, keep writing and see you next Monday!

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Getting to my novel 8/20/18

8/20/18

Getting to my novel.

All is well so far but I am still cautious. I’m still waiting on the day I run into writers block or when I throw a monkey wrench into my own creation. I’m finishing up chapter six and heading into chapter seven. I’m 10,000 words in. I know that isn’t much but like I always tell other writers the main goal is to write the story down. You can always come back and add the small details that bring it to life. So right now my main focus is sketching it out; I’ll fill it in later. I’m actually exited about getting to the next chapter. I’ll be introducing the antagonist. So that so far where I’m at. (I’m actually currently writing so I can’t write much) Like always keep writing and I’ll write more updates next Monday or so.

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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 7/16/18

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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