It all starts at page 1. And it will end, hopefully at a page number larger than the 241 that I have now. It’s bare-bones, it has a lot of detail that could be fleshed out, but most importantly, it’s a work-in-progress.
I started out with a NaNoWriMo project that miraculously shaped itself into a 54,445-word beast, and it’s up to me to shape it into a beauty. With a little help from my writing books, I have a literary framework in mind to help me continue throughout the writing process.
Having read the first chapter alone in The Weekend Novelist, I’ve come to a realization that books that teach you how to edit are pretty much the same as books that teach you how to write. If you’re already sold on a storytelling format or system that you’ve read about prior, there’s no helping you from trying to get advice from other sources without abandoning the original beliefs that you once had.
Thus, out with TWN, back in with Truby’s The Anatomy of Story.
And forget about weekend editing – I’m unemployed, I should be doing this sort of thing whenever I humanly can, if I want to become successful (productive, even) as a writer. It’s not going to be fun, but it’s one of those things that you can’t really help. You either have it, or you don’t.
I’ve gone so far now, there’s really no point in turning back. Once again, wish me luck!
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