Monday, 9 April 2012

Writing - novel number two

Well, I was going to tell you the name of the new novel, but won't, because after all I am female and it is my prerogative to change my mind at a moment's notice, so just in case I change it regarding the title, you will have to wait.  Suffice to say I am delighted with today's progress - 3700 words, plus 1200 which I fitted in yesterday whilst dinner was being prepared for me and we are motoring along quite nicely, thank you very much. 
I was a tad distracted for an hour or so with Twitter, but finally, I logged off of everything and applied myself to the task  The good thing about having a plan, is plans are made to be broken. Already my main character, Gill, has adopted a history I knew nothing of until this morning and whole events have happened that I had no intention of writing! I do love the creative process.  The other thing I love at this relatively initial stage, is creating the characters. It's very difficult to show you, the readers, what they feel and how they look, if I don't know myself. So, I like to paint out their lives, likes, interests, acquaintances, background. Eventually they feel like people I know, even if I did create them!   Well, I think I have deserved a break - back soon, Sooz

4 comments:

  1. As someone who is probably at the same stage in the writing of a second novel I will follow your progress with interest.

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    1. thanks for your interest Chris. We authors need to stick together. Any tips/hints welcome and will be reciprocated.

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  2. Hi Susan,

    I look forward to following your blog and hearing about how a novel comes together. Any queries on blogs I am more than happy to help you.

    Gill

    http://pink-caboose.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Gill
      thanks for visiting my blog. I may well have queries on blogs, as I am a complete newbie to it!

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