Jolene's actually going to talk about WRITING!!
But I'll keep it brief, because why are we getting together on the blogosphere anyway??
Oh. Well. I guess for, um... writing.
So, I've been working on a story that my husband LOVES - it might have something to do with the fact that there's guns, and a murder, and snowmachines, and all that. But I do actually think he loves this love story the best - believe it or not all the gun/murder stuff is the secondary issue.
(Falling - New Adult)
I've been slowly working through the book to make it an alternating point of view, and cut a bunch of crap that does NOT need to be there, and I have my random scribble list next to me.
And you're thinking - what is this scribble list you speak of??
Here's the thing. Even when I'm doing re-writes, the most important thing for me is to keep the flow of writing (and in this case cutting and pasting, mixed with writing). So, when I have a note, I scribble it down, then I can let the thought go, and just keep writing.
I realized as I pasted this scene so I could switch the POV, and turn HER thoughts into actions, and turn HIS actions into thoughts, I realized that I forgot to do a reaction to this big thing that happened about 7 pages ago. I made a note on my tiny little notebook, and then kept going. This way I don't have to worry about that until I get the whole story pasted together.
What this does is help me keep moving forward with the plot, while having notes on things I need to add/tweak/change for my next run-through. (We all know we're going to do a million and a half run-throughs.
What I find interesting is that not all people can let it go this way. Some people have to "fix" as they move forward. I can't imagine stopping, going back, tweaking, and then continuing on.
So, now I'm curious - are you a "fixer" or a "scribbler"?
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