0829 – Oh no. I think I’m about to abandon my draft of Ice & Earth, as I’ll have to rewrite swathes of it to conform to the new standard of magic.
I could turn straight to redoing Steel Fist, or begin on The Pattern Book, but maybe I ought to have a break from fantasy and work on something that will never depend on magic. Whatever I end up drafting next, it needs to be plotted before I begin; I think I’ve finally found the method for not getting completely bored of what I’m writing.
How I Write (Apparently):
- Plot in broad strokes
- Break down into scenes
- Name a few characters
- Put scenes into template spreadsheet, also the names I have
- Write a bit against a scene according to my timetable
- Put it in order (will mostly be right in the spreadsheet)
- Put scenes into single file in specified order