Good morning all. I’m just sending out a little update and looking at what I want to do during this week. It’s only a quickie post so expect typos 😛
I am still feeling a little disillusioned with what I’ve gotten for Earth, After Liberation but not as much as I had been. I’m beginning to question my process a little as well. On Monday I started re-writing the story that used be to be called Avoiding The Game on pen and paper.
This is kind of me rebelling against myself a little, that disillusionment I spoke of is behind it I think because I really am not happy with what I’ve done with Earth, After Liberation. And now with the few pages that I’ve written by hand it’s made me really wonder if I’m using the best process to write for me. I used to write most of my first drafts by hand but in the last couple of years I’ve been doing it all on a computer and I’m wandering if I’m missing something because what I’ve written by hand this week has a different feel to it, and is – in my opinion – some of the best writing I’ve done in some time. I’m going to see how it goes over the next few weeks before making any grand declarations to change my process. I’ve had moments when it feels like I’ve found the golden goose and it rarely ends up helping as much as I think it will.
I’m going to continue writing by hand but in the evenings, when I have most of my writing time, I’m going to continue reading through Earth, After Liberation. That is still my priority, to get it red-penned, but I’m going to be working on the Avoiding The Game re-write as and when I can.
That’s my plan for this week, and the foreseeable future.
Oh, before I forget. Owen and I did have a chat on the phone on Monday and we made a little process but not much. We did have a rough date set to start the re-write but we’ve taken that away. Once we’ve got more of the outline and world building done then we’ll look at when we can start writing.