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.

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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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