Wednesday, 8 November 2006

A new theory in trial.

I don't know if you had to write lines at school. For those who didn't it went like this: You get caught being bad, and have to write either 2 sides or 4 sides of lines - depending how bad you were. We had 'The Beatles Receiver Receives Receipts', don't ask me why (other than the I before E rule), or who made it up. The big debate was ... is it easier to write a page of 'The' followed by a page of 'Beatles' etc, or was it easier to write the whole line.... There was never a conclusion to this.

With NaNo I'm getting stuck writing in a linear fashion, from beginning to end. So now, and here's the theory in practice, I'm writing the scenes I know I need, BUT ... in no particular order. Clever eh!

Eventually (29th Nov) I'll have a finished novel, and somehow it seems so much easier doing it this way.


Sandy said...

Well, the trick is to just keep writing. As long as you have 50K words written by the end of the month, it doesn't matter if it's just a collection of scenes from one novel. I won't be 'finished' my novel by 50K words. No way.


Kitty said...

One of the other writers I've edited for has worked that way ...writing the scenes he's seeing in his mind, and then going back and writing the story around them.

Whatever works ...

Kitty :)

Camy said...

It's more that I'm writing out of sequence than trying to cobble a plot together around written scenes.

I'm liking these 'smootches' btw. Send more!