Sunday, May 6, 2012

Where Have you been?

Well hello everyone out there in blog-a-sphere land ..Hi Angie. I really need to promote this blog...right.

So, where have I been, first I was on a real hiatus running a business and uninspired to write. I know you hate to hear that, trust I hate to say it, but it's true. I was losing that 'loving feeling' for my YA fantasy.
Since I'm no quitter I threw out almost everything I had and started over. Same concept same characters, but I started fresh. I did what I call getting back to the basics, return to your passion, you know the reason why you first decided to put pen to pun intended, sike yes there is..hehehe.

I had been absorbing everything I learned like a giant sponge, I mean, I didn't throw away anything. That's good right? not so good when you try to implement it all in one's a bit extreme. So, yes I restarted my wip, and I must say it was the best thing I've ever done. The story has come alive in my head and lives in my heart. I have a new found love for my MC, mostly because now I know who she is and her voice is loud and clear.
Lately all the characters have come alive, I found myself meeting people or seeing strangers and thinking they could be related or simply remind me of the people in my book...strange right? I know, but I love it.

I also took a different approach to rough draft, what I'm doing this time instead of writing a chapter or two and revising it before moving on, I decided what works best for me is to just keep writing. In the beginning I would write those chapters go back revise, and never move on. I mean sometimes I could add another chapter, but most of the time I would just revise,revise...I know, what's the definition of crazy again okay.

Although now I do run into the problem of repeat information, I think this way is still better for me, so this is just my rough rough draft. It has really helped me to move my story along, there is a rhythm now that, just makes putting the story together effortless. I mean before I'm done with one scene, the other has already grown inside of me.

I am literally full as if I have eaten a huge meal, on this story. All the information, and plots just seem to grow on their own and are bubbling over to come out of me. So, that's where I've been trying to complete the rough, rough draft of my wip.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to be sharing more soon.


Angie Sandro said...

Hi Paula,
Good to hear you have your mojo back!

I used to revise the same chapters over and over, and I never got anywhere. Then, I did the write until its finished, which gave me a bunch of poop. Now I do a mix of both.

I write until the ideas stop flowing for the day, then the next day I edit yesterdays material before moving forward. This helps me warm up to the story and cleans up the ms. So far, it works for me.

But, people are ever evolving and growing, and what I do next year may be completely different.

Paula Sangare said...

Hi Angie,

I know I will spend as much time editing as I will writing doing it this way, now I think I'm have a flow going that I can go back and edit the first 1/3 of the book before moving forward.

I guess it was my own fear thinking if I continue on the previous path I will be writing this book for 100 years.:). I just can't wait to get this story out of me I feel like I will spill over. Thanks for your insight Angie, Hope all is well.