Jan. 1st, 2015

jennygordon: (Froud - Wood Woman)
Yep, it's true. Over the past few weeks, I've been dead disciplined and have stuck to my vow not to embark on writing the new version of MoulderingBook before I have a comprehensive Story Plan (the term I like to use to describe a document which incorporates my Plot Outline, character and setting notes, and other related ephemera). It's twenty close-typed page long, and feels like a sturdy roadmap.

I reached the point where I was itching to get writing, but I forced myself to pause and consider whether it really was time, or if I was falling into my old bad habit of racing ahead too soon. The Story Plan was in good shape, with only a couple of sections at the end looking rather thin, which I reckon is okay, as some things only become clear once you're travelled the journey with your characters. And then my MC decided to get very chatty, and made my decision for me.

So, a couple of days ago, I sat down in my Nook with my pen and sparkly purple notebook (crucial piece of equipment), and began.

Yesterday, I wrote for almost five hours, and by then my fingers were so sore I could barely hold the pen.

I now have almost six thousand words. I'm rather pleased with them. I'd been trying to figure out my MC's voice, but it seems she's found it herself, and I think it's spot on. Of course, a critical eye might tell me it's all Giant Pants, which is why I'm keeping it all to myself for now.

New Year, New Moon, New Start. It makes me very happy indeed.

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