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 7/16/18

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 6/11/18

6/11/18

Getting to my novel.

The prologue and first chapter have been written. I wanna believe that I’m ahead of schedule but I know that the further I get on my novel the more changes and adjustments I’ll make. It’s natural, for example: I had the first chapter planned out yet random characters and odd dialogue have sprung up, unplanned. You go along with it and see where it takes you but always get your character back in track not for the sake of the story line but because your character, like any other character, has a goal and he/she can not stray from it. Other writers ignore these sideshows but I feel that by adding them to the story, it helps create a more authentic world. Not only that but, in my case, the side characters and the event unfolding has helped the transition into the second chapter fall in more smoother than I had planned. So its never a bad idea to see where your writing is headed and if it convoluted you can always delete it. So thats where I’m at. Hopefully I can keep this boat steady and get across the Atlantic ocean without any disruption.

 

-If you enjoy my blog and would like to support my writing, get a copy of my first novel.  “Beyond The Good & Evil,” at www.beyondthegoodandevil.com or here in Amazon!