Sunday, 26 April 2015

Catching Up...

After weeks of not adding to my work in progress due to lack of time, quiet, a stuffed up head and a second chest infection, I was really worried that I would find it difficult to get back into writing my contemporary romance, especially as I'd left off writing mid-chapter, with my heroine having to make decisions that could be good or bad, dependent on what she discovers...

I was surprised how quickly I got back into the flow.

Going with the 'write it and see' method has not suited me, and the contemporary romance will certainly need much more work in the second draft.

Even when I plan I'm flexible. Sometimes ideas expand or new ones emerge as I'm writing my historical romances, and they seem to fit in easier, whereas at the moment with the contemporary these additional bits seem to stick up like nails that haven't been hammered in properly!

I'm also anxious to get back to the Nottinghamshire novella too- the characters have started reminding me they are still waiting for the rewrite, and when will I start?

Along with a few ideas for shorter pieces- inspirations that have been percolating, and now keep popping up when I'm not expecting them to- usually when I'm meant to be cooking dinner, are distracting.

It's great there are all these ideas, but it doesn't help me get anything finished!

So I'm going to put some serious time in during the next couple of months, and try to be more organised.

There are short, mid and long term plans that I can dip into as and when needed.

I'm determined...


8 comments:

  1. You sound fairly organised, Carol! I have too many things going on as usual and will have to focus better this week.

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    1. That's still a problem for me too, Rosemary, so many things going on and can't avoid them.

      I can easily procrastinate if I'm not strict about writing time. :-)

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  2. I hope I'll be able to slip back into me novel writing once this month and the first half of next are over. Good luck with yours.

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    1. Thanks, Lizy.

      I found after a break- enforced or not- my brain is eager to pick up where I left off typing.
      Hope you find it easier to get back into.

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  3. I can be guilty of spending more time deciding what to do than actually doing it! Most focus.

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    1. Monday's are always bad for that with me, Patsy.:-)

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  4. I'm always saying, 'Next month I'll write more of my novel than I have this month.' It never seems to happen though.

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    1. I tell myself that too, Wendy. But I've found it's better to forget about it and just write when you can. It's surprising how much does build up that way.

      Good luck with the novel. :-)

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