Saturday, February 26, 2011

Trapper and friends, slow going

I've found this post terribly useful. I wish I'd found it 6 years ago, but it is what it is.

I passed 70K without even noticing, so yay for that. I knew it was on the near horizon, but it slid by invisibly.

When I first started this story, I had no idea what it would be. I didn't know that I'd get stuck spending time (years!) in an endless loop of revising, so that the actual story wasn't being written. It was only in the last year or two, that I haven't worried about major revising, and that has helped me tremendously. The story needs to be written, or else it is just an unfinished draft. Since changing the strategy, things have progressed much more. I can see the end in sight. There are still a few happenings that will occur, but they are tying everything together. Or at least I hope so. That is the plan! Then on to the next draft, where I fear, and look forward to the work that will entail.


  1. Anonymous11:36 AM

    Ah, you should have spent all the wasted years reading how-to books on writing, which would have told you repeatedly not to edit while writing a first draft.

    I spent many a wasted year reading how-to books instead of actually writing, lol.

  2. I spent some time reading those kinds of books, and enjoyed them, but they got repetitive, and I actually found more useful info online. Like the link above.