So, it’s been another slow week with writing. I have felt a little like I’m finding my feet again. I’ve made progress on a couple of pieces and this next week I’ll be looking at getting last years NaNoWriMo piece edited, well started on it. I’m hoping once I get stuck into it my enthusiasm for it back.
I’m not sure why I’m so reluctant to get going with it again, the only thing I can think is that it’s been so long since I’ve done a heavy edit like this that I’m a little nervous as I’m going to have to learn how to do it again to a certain extent. I’ve got extensive changes to make that I’ve red-penned but I’ve also go an entire character to add to the story that I think will help add something that I feel is lacking to the piece at the moment. I’m not sure whether I want to do the red-pen changes first, and then go back and add in this new character afterwards or do it all at once. I’m tempted to do the red-pen edits first and then add in the new character because I think I’ll get stuck into the edits and forget to add in the new content if I try to do both at the same time.
With the new content, I know what I want to add in as a rule. I’ve got a decent idea of what I want the character to be and represent in the story. I feel like I know him pretty well so far as I’ve been thinking about him for a few weeks now, and haven’t really written anything down about him. I feel I’ve got his tone down pretty well and I think he’ll be a fun character to write.
Adding this character is going to give me a lot of work, but I think it’s going to add an element to the story that is missing at the moment and will hopefully make it a much more complete story.