Where to Begin?
I started writing an urban fantasy novel in March 2010. My boring interneship (in which I sat and sat and sat at a computer all day) inspired me to do something more with my time. I’d always loved to read, and was one of those people who dreamed of writing a novel. So, I figured I might as well start now.
The first few attempts were…less than good. I took the critiques a little harshly at first, and got really angry. But I used that anger to make the book better and better with each tap of my keyboard. I started getting a loyal following of critique partners who liked the plot, the characters, and the writing in general, but also weren’t afraid to tell me when they were confused, when an characters reaction seemed forced, or when they just plain didn’t like the way I described something. I plugged away on my novel until November, when my personal life, and graduate school, started to get in the way. I set my book aside for another day.
But now I’m pretty much done with grad school. My personal issues have resolved themselves. I’m excited for all the new changes in my life. And I want to start writing my book again. But where do I start?
I’m looking for suggestions, articles, blog posts…Should I start revising what I have, to refresh myself on the book? Should I just start typing from where I left off? Should I work on outlining what I have done? I’m a little overwhelmed, and just want some advice.
- Writing Tip #30 (makingbabygrand.com)