WRITING MY NOVEL | Outlining & Plotting
Something strange has happened to me in the past few weeks. I have started re-writing my novel and *gasp* I’ve even made progress!
I have had many - many - stop start moments with this novel. In fact, this novel began in one form or another over a decade ago. I worked on it at a writing camp and got professional advice. I made the opening chapters really dark at one point before deciding this was not the right direction, and also tried to combine it with a non-fiction book I was writing - before deciding against that, too.
Whether this book ever gets published I am determined to finish it. Just so I can say - yes, I have completed a finished draft of my novel. Then I can either send it to literary agents, self-publish or move on to the next thing having learned a lot in the process.
So over the next few months I am recording the process - as a writing vlog that just focuses on my novel. And the following is the video I created for June.
What I have found has helped me ENORMOUSLY over the past few weeks and months is Sarra Cannon’s YouTube channel, Heart Breathings. Particularly this How to Plot Your Novel Playlist. Find out more in the video: