Story keeps brewing …

Sometimes being forced to wait for the opportunity to do further work on a novel can be a very good thing. It gives the story the chance to ferment around in the grey matter, and that is certainly what is happening with me at the moment. Had I simply plunged straight into writing from the word go, I would have missed plot nuances that are now cogitating in my brain. Not that I want to wait too long, as the tale needs to be told, and the inertia builds up as more time passes.

As ideas come to me, I will often take down a few notes on my iPod to remind me of the idea so I can incorporate it when I get back to writing. Mind you, not all ideas will make the light of day. Some will be penned, then in the rewrite, completely eliminated. That’s the evolution of a novel. It’s a slow but rewarding process, and the most enjoyable part of writing. Because, once the last word is down, the hard work really begins.


About mirrortac

Author, journalist, nature observer

Posted on March 16, 2012, in Fantasy, Writing process and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Aww good news 🙂 *Waits with anticipation*

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