Other Half Assed Excuses

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Here’s what I’ve been doing all these notes in for the last week or so. It’s a change from my usual black covers. I had thought that I’d be writing just a few lines before carrying on with the book. Those few lines threw up many extra questions regarding the story that I hadn’t anticipated before. I ended up taking each of the five main characters, writing down where they were at this point in the story and confirming what they want to achieve by the end and how they’re going to get there.

This in turn also chucked in a few more questions.

So I carried on.

I had hoped that Monday gone would have been the day when I picked this whole thing back up again but it felt too early. It felt like I had to sort a whole lot more stuff out. If I had gone back to it on that day then I probably would have had to organise a lot more issues out further down the line.

As it stands I’ve just finished planning out a further twenty chapters (on top of the twelve I have so far) which I think results in events rounding themselves off nicely at the end.

I think I’m ready to get back to it.

Wish me luck.

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2 thoughts on “Other Half Assed Excuses

  1. JSquared says:

    Are you just as excited to write when you’ve already planned out what’s going to happen so thoroughly? Not being funny, just curious. I don’t plan out and I find it exciting to sit down and write because I don’t know where the story is going to take me. What’s it like for you?

    • cripleh says:

      I feel more secure knowing exactly what’s going to happy. I might still nudge the story off in another direction if it feels like it’s going stronger that way but I’m hopeful the whole thing won’t reach the edge of going completely off the rails. It was getting there before hence the need to do all this.

      I suppose I like to have that security. All credit to you for your approach but I’d worry about it derailing if it were me.

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