9/28/09

Writing in chunks...

This weekend, I started on the end of my novel and then switched back to the middle and then back to the end and then the middle, and so on and so on...

I am almost halfway and this is where it gets tricky, I now know parts of the story and what the story is, but how it all comes together, the transitions, the roads to the destinations, that part is still still unclear and so I am writing what I know. This means writing the scenes that I am absolutely sure of and leaving huge gaps in between. I hate leaving gaps, and writing out of sequence always makes me nervous, but I really don't want to wait until I know the bits in between. My first novel took me 3 1/2 years and that was partly because I found it nearly impossible to write out of sequence, leaving me struggling for days, weeks, months, until it became clear how to get from point a to point b. I am hoping to keep up the writing this time around by just writing all that I can and trusting that the rest will be made clear.

Fingers crossed it all makes sense in the end.

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