Well since I did my WWE rant below, I figured I should probably do another post on something more than three of my good buddies would want to read :o)
Bloghopping the last couple weeks showed some of the writers talking about their processes and its even one of the topics of choice on one of the q&a; lists I’m on right now. So I’ll do a bit of a blog moment on mine.
I’m not sure I have the same process I used to. I used to be able to dive headfirst into the story, vague ideas of what needed to happen, the overall jist of the story I guess. I knew my opening, the ending and a couple scenes in between. They’d come to me at all times of the day or night (still do. its why i sleep with a binder by the bed – note to self, buy more looseleaf paper) and they usually came fast and furious. The first draft of one of my manuscripts I wrote in six weeks. And its well over 100K. (and needs to be revised/rewritten to match to my current voice) Ah the joys.
Or maybe I’m just overthinking it too much. Rereading the paragraph above, I realized I had maybe a rough synopsis in my head all the time, I just didn’t know it, I let it be there unconsciously guiding me along. Hmmmm….weird. Maybe its the fact that I know so much about writing now that I can’t shake it out and just let myself write. Wow. Small epiphany there lol
The 1 am ramblings of a writer…