Hi everyone, I'd like you to meet one of our newest bloggers, Gina! She will be writing every other Tuesday. Be sure to give her a nice warm welcome to MMW! -Nikki
Everyone has their own writing process. Mine looks a little something like this.
Step 1: Shiny new idea.
Step 2: Drafting.
Step 3: The wall.
Step 4: Plot
(For the record: I know some of you will tell me to plot before I start drafting. And there's a very good chance you are right. There is a much greater chance, however, that I will never learn my lesson and take this advice. #SorryNotSorry.)
Step 5: Finish the draft.
Step 6: Let it sit.
(Note: This is not the last time I will think I am a genius. Writing takes a certain bravado.)
Step 7: Look at the manuscript again.
Step 8: Make revisions
Step 9: Send to Critique Partners.
Step 10: Read the critiques.
Alright. They pointed out some stuff that I need to fix, but there's some good stuff too. And, yeah, I definitely should have caught that. Well, that's just one opinion... okay two opinions.OKAY FINE THAT PART DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE COULD EVERYONE JUST STOP TALKING ABOUT IT.
Step 11: Implement the changes.
Step 12: Read through.
What's your process? Does it look a lot like this? A lot different? Tell me your opinions on plotting.