Friday, October 22, 2010

wRitinG iS FuN?


Oh, what a tangled web we weave...

when we attempt to write a novel!

I've been moving a few things around in my novel during the revision stage, but the thing is, when you somewhat innocently move one scene to another spot because you decide it will make the story better, it affects all these other scenes, and then you have this big tangled mess. Now my story board is looking like this...

and my brain is looking like, well...yeah... Let's just say when I'm done with this I can stick my brain in a giant pickle jar and loan it out for Halloween parties or psychiatric study.

Despite pickled brains I'm SO excited to update my current word count--now appearing on the sidebar: Da, da, da da... 74,696!!!!!!!!!

9 comments:

Jenn Wilks said...

Mess or not, I'm very impressed with your organization!!

Have you read Save the Cat? It's a book for screenwriters, but I'm finding it very awesome for novel-writing as well. He has an awesome storyboard system.

Good luck untangling your web!

Susanne Winnacker said...

Your story board looks kind of scary! ;)

Evelyn Campbell Curtis said...

Yikes! I am not looking forward to this part of the process. It does look scary! Nothing a horror film could portray! ;)

Valerie Ipson said...

I have Save the Cat on hold at the library, I think I'm next on the list!

Glynis said...

We are in the same boat! I have a red pen, blue pen and black pen situation going on with my manuscript.
Good luck with your web.

Michael Knudsen said...

Very colorful plotting system, but hey, whatever works!

Shallee said...

Two big thumbs up! Way to go. :)

Jessica said...

That is so true--I hate it when you tweak one scene and suddenly the whole rest of your book has to be tweaked... Makes me want to throw a childish temper tantrum sometimes. But then I eat some chocolate, remind myself that I do actually love writing, and get to work.
Congratulations on the 74,696 words! That's fantastic!
Keep up the good work. It'll all pay out in the end, I promise. :)
Put it on Paper

The Las Vegas Writer said...

Oh my goodness, woman. I do not have your organizational skills...congrats on the word count! Good luck with revisions :)

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