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Thinking about writing

I might not have been getting words down on the page lately, but these last few days I’ve been thinking about it as I try to decide how I’m going to get back into it.

I really want to complete Chasing Ascension, and I think I’m ready to get back into it – but do I just keep writing, or go back and fix up the bits that I’ve already done?

Typically, I wouldn’t go back. That’s what a second draft is for. This time around though I am thinking it’s the only way – part of the reason I didn’t carry it on was because it was missing something and I know what that is now. I feel like I want to bring that to the whole story, not just everything after 17,000 words.

Okay, yes, the numb brain/exhaustion/sickness of early pregnancy certainly wasn’t helping matters, but that wasn’t the only thing getting in my way. Things in that area seem to be clearing up a little and it’s lovely to be able to think straight and WANT to do stuff again, even if I’m not quite up to speed yet.

I think over the next couple of days I’m going to read through what I have, then start making changes where I see fit.

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10 thoughts on “Thinking about writing”

    1. well, I got the new ideas via that dream awhile back, which was around when I found out I was pregnant lol but now at least I can mesh things together better and I’ll be happy to move on.

  1. Sounds like a good plan. I find it can be easier to continue a story after a break if you go back and re-read/edit what you’ve already written first. It’s great that you have new ideas to weave into the story as well.

    1. I’m excited about the new ideas, and think these last couple of weeks of will benefit the story in the end – I’ll be writing something in a much better constructed world.

    1. Hi Cassandra, thanks for stopping to comment šŸ™‚ Am fairly confident that I will still finish the novel, and at least be happy with what I’ve written at the end once I get the story revised the way I want it. It’s more a case of injecting some scenes and building the world a little better in this case, which should be fun.

  2. The re-tweaking of earlier scenes doesn’t work for me personally, but if it’s what gives you the boost to push through to the end of the novel then go for it!

    1. I certainly need the push. I think when you know something is a little flat, sometimes you do need to make the changes. Most of the time I would just push through and say ‘no, that’s for the next draft’, but I’m finding myself unable to do that this time!

  3. Sounds like a good plan. I say, whatever keeps you interested in finishing it is a good thing! If you need to tweak the beginning, tweak away! In the past, I’ve had some unproductive days where I just could not get words to come out. It turned out I had a subconscious mental block related to a problem with the plot. When I figured out what was off about it and fixed it, words flowed and I got back on a roll again.

    Wow. I can tell I’ve been on vacation. My comment feels so clunky, haha. šŸ™‚

    1. lol not clunky šŸ˜‰ Hope you had a good vacation! That is the same problem I have/am having with this one. Normally I just need to know what the issue is to move forward, but I find myself really needing to go back and do this right.

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