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What Live Novel Writing Has Taught Me

The main thing I've learned about writing a novel live is that I can't go back and change things in the story. This has enabled me to keep moving forward, whereas when I normally write a book in secrecy I change things often, becoming increasingly frustrated along the way. By writing anew with what is already there, I've no choice but to keep moving forward in the story, no matter what catastrophes I inflict on my characters. I can't just go back and delete them out of diabolical situations, I have to actually write them through corners I shove them into. Otherwise people who are reading along as I write will be mighty confused! So I can only write chronologically and not non-linear at all.
It's so fun! Even when writing devastating conundrums.

It's amazing writing this way. I never know what will happen next, or how they will survive each fiasco.
I think I will write all of my books live from now on. It has enabled me to fly through a story because I'm always…

Live Writing; the Consequences

What I've learned so far about attempting to write at least a chapter a day, is that as a single parent with young children, it's just not fucking possible!
Sorry, I haven't had any 'me time' today. Not even 5 minutes to myself, so mummy is a bit stressed out to the max, to be honest. As I write this my toddler is in her crib but she refuses to go to sleep even though she's mega tired. And the stupid auto correct on this phone I'm typing one-fingered on, is driving me batty. It auto changes every god damn word I type, fully assuming I want to type a completely different word, when I do not! I have to back track and it's making me want to destroy everything!
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Ok I'm back. I turned off auto-correct on my phone. Oh em jee, this is amazing! I can type whatever I want! I'm free! There's no bar of words above my keyboard. This is tee-rific!
Right so what have I learned about live writing? It's too much pressure and I'm stressed …