I’ve begun to do a rough chapter/scene plan for my new book. I think it’ll be a novella more than anything else. I’ve gotten to number 11, but I’ve stalled. I’m at a scene that could be done differently in a few ways and I don’t know which path to take. I’m going to leave it there for today and see where my mind takes me. I have an idea of where the story ends and events that happen in-between, but not the complete picture.
So I’m working on this new book/duology storyline. I have major events near the beginning defined, but I do not have as much nearer the end. I know it’s a good story so I’ve gone ahead and started writing under the assumption that I’ll work out the kinks as I go.
Well, every so often I come across a part in the story where I do not know what is going to happen next or when to put a certain scene in so it’s a little like writer’s block. To fix this and to maximise my time I go back and edit what I’ve done. I find that it gets me re-inspired to continue my story. I think it works because I’ve gone back through my storyline and have figured out a way to re-work something or add something new or find a fault that needs to be fixed 🙂
Also, I think that with this story by the time I’ve finished it’s going to be a case where I’ve already edited large chunks so that my first draft won’t be such a dumpster fire 🙂
It’s 1.30am Edinburgh time and judging by the date of this post, I just finished a 31,000 novella in 24 days! I’ve been saving over the file so I don’t have exact dates. But that’s damn impressive 🙂
I’ve changed the main character’s name because it was annoying to write it as I kept spelling it wrong. I’ve thought up a title that I think will stick, I know what I’m changing in my next edit and I’m getting together some images that may help me with picking a cover image.
I’m telling you the more I write the better and faster my first drafts come into being 🙂
I’m finally done with this book 🙂 I’ve uploaded it to Amazon and Smashwords and I’m waiting for it to be put online. I had to fix the size of cover image because I had it too small and by chance, Amazon managed to find two spelling mistakes (oops, my bad). But I fixed them and now the finished product is out there for the world to see.
I’m just glad I’ve got this thing done and dusted. I’m so ready to use my mind and time for other things 🙂
Currently, I’ve got this new space adventure idea churning in my head. The main novel, which I’m planning on calling Fine Tune, is still forming in my mind. But I’ve already written just under 12,000 words for a prequel. So far the two books will be under the banner name of ‘Odine King’s Space Adventures‘. The genres of the series are sci-fi, young adult, paranormal and space adventure.
The prequel is more thriller and mystery because of the main character, Odine King, is in the process of learning to utilize her psychic powers. Initially, she goes into a psychic research study with the hopes of finding her father’s killer. He’s been missing just under a year and things are not looking good. However as her powers begin to grow and she starts to control them, the story takes a darker turn as another ghost makes contact with her. This begins her journey of amateur detective in the cold case of a missing, presumed dead young woman.
I’m not sure how many more words it will be, but I think I’m about 1/2 to 2/3 complete for a draft 🙂
I’m working on another novella. It’s not exactly dystopian, but it has a lot of elements of it. It’s set in a futuristic world on foreign planets that have recently been involved in civil unrest and conflict. The story follows Lone Honora, a young adult who as a child escaped the civil war on her home planet of Vauban and moved to a neighboring planet called Nova Vita. But due to the political climate she and her family have been reduced to boarder-line second class citizens as they attempt to rebuild their lives. With the onset of her mother’s cancer diagnosis, which is not covered by the Nova Vita government, Lone resorts to stealing from her workplace to fund it.
Then she gets caught and is sent to jail. Once there she finds that she is losing control of her life it starts to fall apart. And then life begins to take a even worse direction. A secret, her long held secret appears to resurfacing. A secret that will destroy what is left of her precious life.
I’m writing a new story and you know what? God damn I got a good feeling about this one. I’ve already written 20,000 words in two weeks and I think I have a ton more to go. The story focuses on a teen call Ilona and her life on the run from her father in a sci-fi centered universe. It involves alien planets, military environments, the dastardly lives of smugglers, the struggles of family identity and the unbridled desire to be free above all else.
I’ve recently been going through a word vomit stage of a new idea for a book. But then a few days ago I stalled on it. So after 21 chapters written continuously in a row over a space of about two weeks and somehow managing to lose fire I decided to go off and write other scenes crucial to the story. That gave me a few thousand more words, but now I’m going to have to work out a plan in join them all together.
Even though today I didn’t do much with my planning I still felt that it was a good day. I feel good about my new book and I’m going to be spending my night working on a plan.
The longest part of a story is probably when you are two-thirds of the way in.
- The first third is – yay I’ve just begun a new story. Let this new saga begin 🙂 I’m bursting with energy.
- The middle third is – this is such a chore. I’ve already done so much already and I’m not even halfway done. Maybe it’s because I’m not feeling it. Maybe it’s not a good enough story. But I’ve already put too much effort into it, I’m not going to abandoned it now.
- The last third – OMG I’m almost finished. I’ve accomplished so much! Once I’ve finished this draft I know I can edit it better. Let the editing begin!
Hi guys 🙂
The other day I wrote a post about how much trouble I was having with starting this one particular book. In the end I gave up on it and now I am working on this other one 🙂 It’s a young adult novella and at the rate I’m going it might be done in a few months 🙂 For some reason young adult books are just easier for me to do. I don;t know why but they flow better from me 🙂 I think that I might even not have to edit this as much as my first one because of how I’m writing it too.
Does anyone else have the same issue as me?