On my last writing update I decided I was going to simply 'word vomit.'
I had tried to write an outline which had some gaps in it and the overall process was not helping me actually write. Therefore I took the advice I read from another author and just started to word vomit. This definitely helped me to write, but I would end up going off into long side stories that were not getting me to my end point.
Now I need a new game plan. Should I continue to word vomit and edit the extra out later? Do I go back to following my outline and work with what I have written? Ahhh the question I have on how to write my first book could go on and on and on.... I just need to make a decision!
Decision: JUST KEEP WRITING! I will merge both tactics and see what happens. I will try to follow my outline and word vomit too. If I feel like I have lost track of the story line I will just stop go back to my outline and continue from where I think i should be. Then when I am done I think the issue will be editing.
I am a pessimist so I am not even going to think about the editing process yet or I will not be able to keep writing my book!
Until next time...Here is another writing tip I came across:
"Notice how many of the Olympic athletes effusively thanked their mothers for their success? “She drove me to my practice at four in the morning,” etc. Writing is not figure skating or skiing. Your mother will not make you a writer. My advice to any young person who wants to write is: leave home." -Paul Theroux
It looks like I need to move out!
I love you mom!