book_wench (book_wench) wrote,

Writing Update

I have finished my rough draft--yay, me! So now all I have to do is write a scintillating synopsis which will make my lovely agent pant to read the whole thing. Actually, I still have to write a scintillating synopsis for the second book project, too, and *then* I can send both off to the aforesaid lovely agent and see if she thinks either of them is a good idea. By which I mean, an idea she might be able to sell. As soon as I've done that, I'll work on the Bethancourt e-book while I'm waiting to hear back from her.

The book, BTW, is by no means finished. Being a discovery writer rather than an outliner, I have to write my way through the whole thing before I know where it's going or how it's going to get there. What I end up with at the end of this process is a book with some parts pretty much exactly the way they need to be, but with a lot of parts that need re-writing, and a lot of stuff I discovered farther in that needs to have a foundation laid earlier for it. There's also usually some repetitive stuff that needs to be streamlined, because when I'm introducing a new idea I tend to do it, and then expound on it later, and maybe then expound on it even more even later on. That's because it's still maturing in my mind, and normally I need to take the later stuff and put it where the initial bit came in.

But I'm stopping here because I don't want to spend a lot of time on a project that may never see the light of day. I already made that mistake once and wasted a year on polishing a novel that's not right for the market. Hopefully, one of these will do better and, if not, then it's on to two new projects until I hit one that somebody wants to buy.

Tags: writing process, writing progress, writing update

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