Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Writing Wednesday: Balance

The main thing I hope to gain by writing a book in a month is the ability to turn off the damn internal editor that has been slowing me down. I can’t say it is totally working but at least I have an excuse to try and ignore that pesky little voice and write something that I know I will have to go back and edit.

Like I figured as soon as I got passed the first Act the words are just flying out. My heroes have been captured by the villain, who I have no problem writing as he was the hero of my last book that got stalled at the 50,000 word mark. So now the villain is doing a huge info dump of his motivations all in one chapter that is now over a quarter of the book.

My internal editor is now screaming at me to balance out the book and have the huge info dump be broken into several chapters over the next 10,000 words or so, and I am blissfully ignoring that voice.

It is sort of liberating just letting the words flow even if I know I will be cursing myself in a few months when I have to go back through and edit this so his motivations are stretched through the next 5 to 10 chapters.

But for now I’m doing a good job at ignoring that pesky little voice telling me to balance out the book and not have the justification be almost as long as the description of the result.


So far I’ve written 14,000 words and gotten to the point where I can’t type fast enough.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of Invasive Thoughts

1 comment:

Stephanie Barr said...

Glad it's working for you.