Monday, September 6, 2010

I will END you.

Well maybe not you personally, but my story yes. Let me be the first to shout this, well not shout as that would disturb my roommate, but story you are finished. Well okay that's a lie to, sort of. First draft you are done. Ahhhh it feels amazing!

Official completion time was 12:24. Yes done last word typed. Sentence finished. Story you are now officially a baby and no longer an embryo.

Let me be the first to admit this novel is only the second one that I have finished. For my own sake, I will not tell you how many I've started. The first draft has so many problems I don't even want to think about it. That ending. This missing scene. That part where it is all narrated by one person for like ten pages (there are three). Oops. But I pull my art teachers words close: the first line you draw will be wrong, so get over it and draw that line. So my first draft well there's a lot of wrong but it's written.

Now my favorite part: editing! I know but I am so excited to get back into the novel that it's crazy. I took most of the afternoon off--at least off from writing--I still had to get my room ready for school and stuff. Had dinner with a friend and then back to the grind stone.

Editing problem number one: where is this going? That is the biggest question, I wrote so much of this story in chunks the flow is like a bad headache. I feel sorry for my crit partner some days. It's just so, well it is the numero uno problem and it will be fixed. I sat down and started to jot down each scene in the novel, whose POV, what happens, what do the readers learn about others about the world, and what about plot?

I'm about 30 pages in with that and notice there needs to be soooo much more but it will come, I'm making some notes to self and getting down to it.

Editing problem number two: did someone say voice? Cause I'm pretty sure while I have three voices and they are all extremely distinct in the beginning they sort of mesh together somewhere in the middle. So, looking through and fixing those pesky problems

Can I say, dreading dreading dreading?

Editing problem number three: teen angst. Enough said.


Okay now that that's out of my system....I'm off to bed which is good because school starts tomorrow and the craziness that is my life will ensue once more.


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