Since my last post on the new novel idea I have been working on, I have of course completely changed it. I tend to do this a lot with novels – they start as something then either fizzle out or mutate into something better and solid. It has made me realise how many drafts I must go through in my head. Multiple revisions are happening every hour – characters are changing, settings are adapting and worlds are renewing over and over. It’s like being in a kaleidoscope – none of the images seem to settle.
Thinking is one of the things that tends to be overlooked in writing blogs – mine too! It is surprising how much time we all spend running around our heads trying to pin down ideas without realising it. Perhaps it is because every time I try to write them on paper, suddenly they seem different and don’t make sense, like when I write down a dream.
I’m excited about my novel but exhausted with the changing and chasing. I wish the idea would just settle so I can start writing! If you are a writer, how do you speed the process of plotting along? Is there a special trick I am missing or do you work in the same way? Comments welcome! 🙂