Wednesday, November 5, 2014
IWSG ~ How Do You Know When You're Done?
Progress Update: I finished the last of the revisions on my WiP. If you are interested in CPing this (looking primarily for plot stuff that doesn't work as well as it could/should), let me know. You can email me at rarichards68 at gmail dot com.
The next books is beginning to take up a lot of Brain Space. That tells me two things. One: I think I am mostly done with the first one. Two: I need to sit down and put fingers to keyboard and start hammering out an outline. Or even just do some story idea writing to flesh it out in my mind.
I find that the experience of writing this novel, reading books about writing novels, reading books with an eye always geared to how someone writes (what I like, what I don't, sentence structure, plot structure) has changed my writing in countless ways for the better. I wish I still had that VERY FIRST ROUGH version in a file... man, it stunk. BUT, it also shows how far I've come. (Hint: Miles and miles and miles.)
Big thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for starting this group. More thanks to all of the bloggers who support this endeavor by helping carry the load of getting around to so many blogs. If you want to join this excellent group, we post once a month on the first Wednesday of the month.
Interested in CPing? How do you know when you are "done" with your novel? What has writing taught you?